Museum Leadership

Courses

MUSL 500 Museum History and Philosophy 3.0 Credits

Through the examination of readings, case studies, and visits to local institutions, students will develop an understanding of the history and theory of the museum from the 18th century to the present, with special attention paid to major issues surrounding contemporary museum practice.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL 510 Museum Leadership 3.0 Credits

This course will explore the philosophy and history of leadership in cultural institutions as well as in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Students will examine and understand the value of strategic planning and the core functions of a modern museum including collections management, education, marketing, communications, technology and fundraising.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM or major is MUSL.

MUSL 530 Inside the Museum 3.0 Credits

This course will cover a variety of roles required to run the contemporary museum including curators, conservators, registrars, educators, programmers, audience development, fundraising and volunteers. This course will include an examination of how various museum roles collaborate with and interact with each other.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM or major is MUSL.

MUSL 630 Exhibitions and Programming 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on exhibition and program planning—from topic conception, to development and design, to educational programming and marketing.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM or major is MUSL.
Prerequisites: MUSL 530 [Min Grade: C]

MUSL 640 The Museum in the Community 3.0 Credits

This course examines how museums interact with their communities, creating a third place that brings communities together. Museums' roles in the political, economic, educational, social and cultural development of cities, towns and regions will be studied.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM or major is MUSL.
Prerequisites: MUSL 500 [Min Grade: C] and MUSL 510 [Min Grade: C]

MUSL 660 Museum in the Age of Technology 3.0 Credits

This course will explore the role of technology in the museum, especially the ways that technology is changing or can potentially change the ways that museums provide access to the collections, make knowledge accessible online and in person, and create multiple paths for the public to interact with museums, their exhibits and programs, and their collections.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM or major is MUSL.
Prerequisites: MUSL 500 [Min Grade: C]

MUSL 670 Museum Communications and Marketing 3.0 Credits

Provides an in-depth study of the theory and best practices in all areas of strategic communications and marketing in contemporary museums and related organizations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM or major is MUSL.

MUSL 710 Bricks and Mortar 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an intensive study of all aspects of the planning, designing, and construction of museums. The connection of capital projects to other museum functions such as master planning, strategic planning, and fundraising will be examined.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MUSL 510 [Min Grade: C]

MUSL 720 Overview of Curatorial Practices 3.0 Credits

This course examines the role of the curator in the contemporary museum field. Collections management, interpretation and exhibition will be addressed, along with current issues facing curators in a contemporary museum setting.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL 740 Independent Study in Museum Leadership 1.0-4.0 Credit

Course provides an opportunity for students to conduct independent research, either applied or scholarly, under the supervision of a faculty member.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL 750 Museum Leadership Practicum I 3.0 Credits

This is the first term course of a two term required practicum for all museum leadership students. Students will work in teams at a local museum to complete a practical project that will expose them to contemporary museum practices.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MUSL 500 [Min Grade: C] and MUSL 530 [Min Grade: C]

MUSL 755 Museum Leadership Practicum II 3.0 Credits

This is the second term of a two-term required practicum for all museum leadership students. Students will work in teams at a local museum to complete a practical project that will expose them to contemporary museum practices.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MUSL 530 [Min Grade: C] and MUSL 750 [Min Grade: C]

MUSL 765 Special Topics in Museum Leadership 1.0-4.0 Credit

Course covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSL I599 Independent Study in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL I699 Independent Study in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL I799 Independent Study in Museum Leadership 1.0-4.0 Credit

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL I899 Independent Study in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL I999 Independent Study in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MUSL T580 Special Topics in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSL T680 Special Topics in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSL T780 Special Topics in Museum Leadership 1.0-4.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSL T880 Special Topics in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

MUSL T980 Special Topics in Museum Leadership 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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