MUSE Requirements

Core Courses (15 Credit Hours)

  • AH 180: Introduction to Museum and Exhibition Studies (3)
  • AH 206: Museums and Exhibitions in Motion (3)
  • AH 302: Museum and Exhibition Workshop (3)

Electives (6 Credit Hours)

  • Six additional hours of coursework (200-level or above) chosen in consultation with an advisor (6)
Course Descriptions

180 Intro to Museum & Exhibition
Engages students with museum and exhibition histories, frameworks and experiences through activities, reading and films, field trips and lectures by professionals and faculty in affiliated areas including anthropology, art, and history. Field trips required at a nominal fee. Creative Arts, and Individual and Society course.

206 Museums and Exhibitions in Motion
Students will shadow museum staff, and learn about traditional and leading-edge exhibition craft through example and practice. They will look at exhibitions, and examine creative and critical interventions made by artists, activists and scholars. Prerequisite(s): AH 180.

302 Museum and Exhibition Workshop
Taught as a practicum, and act as a laboratory for imaginative, justice focused approaches to the work of cultural institutions. It will be organized around the collaborative design and completion of an exhibition and/or program. Prerequisite(s): AH 180.