Museum Studies

Street Dragon Puppet by Michael Runge (2008) with students from the Herron School of Art and Design.

Admissions

The IUPUI Museum Studies program offers a master’s degree and both an undergraduate certificate and a graduate certificate. The curriculum integrates the theory and practice  of museum work, and encourages students to explore their potential as creative innovators in a rapidly changing field.  A range of electives are recommended to allow exploration of areas of interest and to develop deeper knowledge in specialized areas of museum work. Museum internships provide the opportunity to apply skills, gain experience, develop professional relationships, and contribute to the impact of museums in their communities

Partnerships with area museums offer extensive opportunities for student learning through the experiences such as exhibit development and design, exhibition and collections focused courses, collaboration with faculty on museum research projects, and participation in museum-sponsored seminars, lectures, and professional meetings. The integral role of Indianapolis museums in the museum studies curriculum fosters a critical, reflective, and scholarly discourse on museums that is applied to current practices and issues in the field.