Museum Studies Certificate
The Montana Museum of Art and Culture and School of Visual and Media Arts at the University of Montana invite you to apply for their new:
MUSEUM STUDIES CERTIFICATE
Opening Fall 2023
Announcing the Only Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies in Montana and the Inland Northwest
The certificate offers graduate-level knowledge, specialized skills, and practical training in the burgeoning field of museums and galleries. It is a 12-credit course of study with a field project conducted during the course of 3 semesters.* Students take five 2-credit seminars a-la-carte for 10 credits and one 2-credit Field Project Seminar to complete the certificate. Each seminar includes intensive courses tailored for museum professionals and focused on lectures, presentations, discussions, group assignments, and hands-on learning in the museum and gallery setting. This is a low-residential, hybrid certificate with coursework delivered in-person and synchronously online and the Field Project Seminar held on campus or remotely from a recognized museum or gallery.
First year offerings will include exciting courses taught by experienced specialists in the field:
- Introduction to Archives Theory and Practice, Donna McCrea (Head of Archives and Special Collections / Professor, UM Mansfield Library)
- Exhibition Design, Cathryn Mallory (Director, UM Gallery of Visual Arts)
- Museum Education & Administration, Kay Grissom (Curator of Education, Missoula Arts Museum)
- Museum History & Theory, Dr. Rafael Chacón (Director, Montana Museum of Art and Culture)
- Leading and Communicating in Nonprofit Organizations, Dr. Betsy Bach (UM Emerita Professor in Communication)
- Field Project, Dr. Rafael Chacón (Director, Montana Museum of Art and Culture)
New course topics will be added in 2024 in areas as diverse as: collections management (policies, practices, and procedures), museum administration (ethical, legal, financial, leadership, audience- and donor-building), and specialized museums (military history, historical, natural history museums, etc.).
*as defined in Board of Regents Policy 301.1.
For information about enrolling, contact: Rafael Chacón at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-241-2252