Graduate Student Profile
Master of Arts in Museum Studies
The Master of Arts in Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary advanced degree which aims to provide students with an understanding of how museums operate within their social and cultural contexts. Taught by an international faculty in partnership with Marist's School of Communication and the Arts, the University of Florence, and the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, this 34-credit one-year M.A. degree will expose students to the principle aspects of museum engagement with the public and international perspectives in museum management.
5 Distinctions of the Marist Master of Arts in Museum Studies:
1. Located in Florence, Italy - one of the world’s most important cultural centers
2. Museum professionals expose students to a wide variety of international perspective
3. Program can be completed in one year of full-time study including an internship
4. Students study in a cohort model
5. Students will choose an internship of a minimum of 200 hours at any worldwide location (with advisor approval).
The Master of Arts in Museum Studies approaches the study of museums from an international comparative perspective, with a special emphasis on examining the ways in which these institutions engage with the public through hands-on exposure to museum practice. We offer students a systematic understanding and critical awareness of how museums operate within their social and cultural contexts, introducing them to the history of museums and exhibitions, methods of cultural analysis and interpretation, as well as the planning, design and production of art and object exhibitions. Students are prepared to undertake doctoral degrees and provided with the conceptual and professional tools required for employment in museums, archive facilities, and other conservation facilities where they can exercise initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations.
On completion of this program, students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the history, theory, and practice of museums and Museum Studies, with subject specific knowledge of their area of specialization.
- Possess the ability to think critically, originally and in a self-directed manner about issues and problems in the museum sector including collections management, exhibition planning and financial architecture.
- Develop and refine professional skills of value to museums, such as leadership, self-management, interpersonal communication and strategic analysis.
To learn more about this exciting program contact Graduate and Adult Enrollment at 888.877.7900 or email us at email@example.com. We can provide you with detailed information about the course of study, our campus in Florence, and career opportunities. Visit our Florence photo tour page to see images of the city, classrooms, and housing facilities or watch a short video featuring interviews with faculty and students.
For MA in Museum Studies program description and curriculum, visit Marist's Lorenzo de'Medici Graduate Programs.