Museum and Gallery Studies
Learn from experienced instructors who are active in the field. Gain practical experience during your internship.

General information

Program code
MUSM
Duration
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work integrated learning
1 Internship
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Barrie

Program description

Students acquire a comprehensive foundation in museum and gallery work. They develop capabilities in the main technical areas common to all museums and galleries: conservation and collections management, exhibition design, public programming, and administration. Students advance their existing knowledge through a blend of engaging academic instruction and experiential learning opportunities such as technical practice and an internship.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in a variety of positions within the museum and gallery industry, including: museum/gallery conservator assistant, museum registrar, collection technician, curatorial assistant, educator, animateur, museum extension officer, exhibition technician Graduates may also find employment in museums and galleries in areas related to visitor services, marketing and publishing.

Admission information

Admission requirements

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree, or equivalent work experience 

Courses

Program-specific Courses

  • MUSM 1000 - Understanding Museums and Galleries
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1001 - Curatorial Practices
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1002 - Collection Management
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1003 - Exhibition Design
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1004 - Museum and Gallery Management
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1006 - Preventative Conservation Techniques
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1005 - Technical Practices
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1007 - Educational Programming and Delivery
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1008 - Advanced Museum and Gallery Management
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1009 - Advanced Collection Management
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1010 - Research Methods for Museums and Galleries
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1011 - Advanced Exhibition Design
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1013 - Museum Studies Portfolio
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MUSM 1012 - Museum Studies Internship
    (Semester 3 / 560 hours)