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Start a career in museum or gallery work

Museum and Gallery Studies Ontario College Graduate Certificate program

Learn the foundation of all museum and gallery work. Build a portfolio. Several opportunities for experiential learning including an internship.

Program code MUSM
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery Full-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes an internship component. During your final semester, you will take part in a supervised, structured work opportunity and apply your academic knowledge in a setting directly related to your program.

What are the admission requirements for the Museum and Gallery Studies program?

Museum and Gallery Studies admission requirements

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

What career paths can I take in the museum and gallery industry?

Your Museum and Gallery Studies graduate certificate gives you many 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.

What courses are included in the Museum and Gallery Studies graduate certificate program?

Course overview

13 Program Courses
1 Internship

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Museum and Gallery Studies program outline.

  • MUSM 1000 – Understanding Museums and Galleries
  • MUSM 1001 – Curatorial Practices
  • MUSM 1002 – Collection Management
  • MUSM 1003 – Exhibition Design
  • MUSM 1004 – Museum and Gallery Management
  • MUSM 1006 – Preventative Conservation Techniques

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