exhibition and museum studies curriculum

The full-time, four-semester MA program requires students to complete 45 units.

As a part of the curriculum, all MA students must attend the Graduate Lecture Series, which brings noted artists and critics to campus for lectures, discussions, and critiques.

Curriculum Requirements:

Critical Histories of Museums 
and Exhibitions
3
Global Perspectives of Modernity 3
Institutional Critique / Information 
Technologies Breadth Requirement
3
Research and Writing Colloquium
3
Exhibition and Museum Studies 
Seminar Electives
6
Art History Seminar Electives 
6
Electives
6
Critical Studies Seminar Elective
3
Thesis 6
Collaborative Projects 6
MA Intermediate Review
0
MA Final Review
0
MA Thesis Symposium
0
Graduate Lecture Series
0
Total 45

Sample Schedule

Semester 1

Critical Histories of Museums 
and Exhibitions
3
Global Perspectives of Modernity
3
CS, EMS or HTCA Electives
6
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 2

Institutional Critique / Information 
Technologies Breadth Requirement
3
Research and Writing Colloquium
3
CS, EMS or HTCA Elective
3
Elective 
3
Collaborative Project 
3
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 3

Thesis 3
Collaborative Project 3
CS, EMS or HTCA Elective  3
MA Intermediate Review 
0
Graduate Lecture Series
0

Semester 4

Thesis 3
CS, EMS or HTCA Elective
3
Elective 3
MA Final Review
0
MA Thesis Symposium
0
Graduate Lecture Series
0
Total 45