Program type:

Graduate Academic Certificate

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Get the training you need to start your career in art museum education.
UNT is ideally situated for the study of art museum education. The North Texas area offers rich museum resources, bolstered by UNT's experienced faculty, established and new partnerships, cutting-edge technology, and unique educator-training opportunities.

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Why Earn an Art Museum Education Certificate?

The programs in Art Museum Education take advantage of the unique strengths of the department's faculty and the vast array of resources in the Dallas-Fort Worth region to offer students access to careers in the museum world.

The Graduate Academic Certificate is designed to provide professional training for those who desire careers in art museum education and expertise in the use of art museums as education resources for school educators.

Those who complete the graduate academic certificate in art museum education will possess the skills to develop and implement education programs for art museum audiences of varied ages and backgrounds.

Designed to be pursued in conjunction with a graduate degree in art history, art education, studio art, or library science, the certificate has a stellar record of job placement, and our graduates now work in museums throughout the United States.

Art Museum Education Certificate Highlights

The certificate responds to both industry demands and the educational standards of the field of art museum education, creating a student who is professional, thoughtful, and curious about the world.
The program promotes a visitor-centered, inclusive, and socially-engaged approach to art museum education through targeted readings, discussions, and experiences with museum professionals who employ recognized best practices in the field.
Through coursework, internships, lectures, guest speakers, and museum visits, you'll learn to create and facilitate nuanced, impactful, and engaged art museum education experiences that reflect the highest standards of the discipline.
Upon completion of the certificate, you'll autonomously lead a 30-minute teaching experience in an art museum, conceive of a museum-quality program for an audience of their choosing, write a thoroughly researched paper about a dilemma in museums today, and act as a junior member of an art museum through an internship.
You'll be exposed to local art museum professionals in their home institutions and develop skills in using research and reference materials, synthesizing and organizing research, and presenting materials in both written and oral forms.
You'll engage in coursework and experiential learning to build the skills and knowledge needed in today’s art museums.

Art Museum Education Certificate Courses You Could Take

Seminar in Art Museum Education I (3 hrs)
Applied study of the practice of art museum education. Emphasis on teaching, writing and program development for multiple audiences in the art museum.
Seminar in Art Museum Education II (3 hrs)
Study of contemporary and historical issues regarding the educational function of art museums. Concentration on object-based learning, pedagogical theory and audience identification.
Professional Internship (6 hrs)
In-training programs offered in cooperation with approved businesses and professional organizations with career connections to the studio arts.
Seminar in Art Museum (3 hrs)
Study of the functions of an art museum collection, preservation, exhibitions, research and interpretation of art objects. Visits to North Texas museums required.

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