Online Bachelor of Arts in Art – Museum Studies
This Bachelor of Arts in art with a concentration in museum studies degree online prepares you to work in museums and cultural institutions around the world. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the design, organization and management of museums. This knowledge can help you on your path to becoming a curator, archivist, educator and more.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is museum studies?
Museum studies focuses on the global, contemporary, art historical and theoretical aspects of museums and cultural institutions. This field spans the design, organization and management of museums.
The museum studies degree online combines the academic study of art history with the broad scope of museum practice. Through practical learning experiences, you’ll study the basic functions of museum operations. You’ll also learn about the important role museums and cultural institutions play in educating the public and raising cultural heritage awareness on local, national and international levels.
Earn your museum studies degree concentration online
This museum studies degree online features coursework on the study of art and all facets of museums, including curating, fundraising and marketing. With courses developed and taught by recognized professionals in museum studies, you’ll explore art galleries, preservation societies exhibitions, and public art programs from global, art historical and cultural contexts.
Through coursework and internships, you’ll become knowledgeable in art history, museum practice and visual thinking. You’ll gain the experience and skills needed to pursue careers in local, national and international museums.
Museum studies courses
In this program, you’ll take a range of art history and museum studies courses. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore electives that pique your interests. These courses may include Contemporary Indigenous Art and Museums, Identity Politics and Exhibition, Decolonizing Museums, (Mis)Representing Justice: Art, Law and Censorship, The Art of Black Women’s History and more.
View the museum studies major map.
ARS 498: Pro-Seminar (L)
Museum studies careers
Through coursework and internships, you’ll explore art and museums, art galleries, public art programs, arts publishing and arts organizations. Upon graduating with this online museum studies program, you can expect to find careers in many positions related to art, including:
Apply for your online art degree with a concentration in museum studies
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Learn museum studies from the nation’s largest comprehensive design and arts school
ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has a tradition of top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs from a combination of disciplines. These range from the arts, media and engineering to film, dance and theater. The institute trains artists and designers to leverage their creativity and problem solving to advance culture, build community and transform society.
internationally recognized faculty members.
programs in arts, media and engineering, design, dance and theater, film and music.
among fine arts schools in the nation, ahead of Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the University of California.