OVERVIEW:
Museum Studies, addresses ideas and issues involved in the museum profession. This minor will help students to develop skills in exhibitions, collections and interpretation and to hone practical skills that apply to any museum setting. They will also learn how museums impact society. Whatever the field (Liberal Arts, Science, Business, Education, etc.), there may be a museum job in it.


CONCENTRATION:
Museum Studies focuses on the purpose and practice of museums and helps students to understand the creation and maintenance of exhibitions and collections, museum management, and audience engagement. It also creates opportunities to hang, light and interpret art and other objects. It prepares students for an entry-level position in a museum or gallery


CURRICULUM:
Students and advisors can work to select courses to complete the 18 credit hour minor,
depending upon your individual interest and major.



REQUIRED COURSES
Course Title

Course #

Credits
Exhibition Practices 1

ART 3308

3
Exhibition Practices 2

ART 3309

3
Museum Fundamentals ANTH 4365
3


ELECTIVES
Course Title

Course #

Credits
Special Topics in Museum Studies / Internship

ART 3339

3
Collections Management

ART 3301

3
Bioarcheology

BIOL 4326

3
Writing for Communication Professionals

COMM 2300

3
Persuation and Social Influence

COMM 2352

3
Writing for Public Relations and Corporate Communication

COMM 3320

3
Communication and Organizational Leadership

COMM 3323

3
Integrated Marketing Communications

COMM 3338

3
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior

MGMT 3303

3
Non-profit Organizations

POLS 4356

3
Explanatory Power of Science

SCI 1401

3
Complex Organizations

SOCI 3381

3
Scenic and Lighting Principles

THEA 2301

3
Lighting Design

THEA 3342

3



FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call the UTEP Department of Art at 915. 747. 5181
or e-mail: rubincenter@utep.edu




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