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.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate an aesthetic sensibility and skill as an artist. This is demonstrated in the student's originality, inventiveness, use of visual and design elements, control of media, and craftsmanship.
- Students will develop a sense of artistic self-identity. This is demonstrated through the student's portfolio.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate their ideas about art both verbally and aesthetically. This is demonstrated in the student's ability to discuss their work and that of others in through papers, critiques, and the portfolio.
- Students will develop knowledge of art, artists, and art history and how it relates to their cultural context. This is demonstrated in papers, critiques, and portfolios.