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 2019 Barrie

Program description

This program provides students with a broad-based foundation in museum and gallery work, including the main technical areas common to all museums and galleries: conservation and collections management, exhibition design, public programming, and administration. This one year (three semester) graduate certificate program will give students a cross section of museum and gallery studies, combining academics, 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, etc.

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

Mandatory 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)