Certificate students choose concentrations in Art History, Classics, Education, or History. The concentration guides your courses selection and determines your academic advisor. Students interested in careers in science or children's museums will receive advising from the program director (and should check "Other" on the application).
A concentration in art history provides you with skills to integrate the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings. Students are prepared for positions in administration, development, collections care, or curatorial work in both small and large museums.
A concentration in classics/classical archaeology trains you to contextualize material objects in their original archaeological and cultural settings. This training will equip you with the analytical skills necessary to address intellectual and ethical issues in the display and management of ancient and anthropological collections. Courses prepare students for positions at museums with archaeological and anthropological collections and at heritage sites and historical monuments.
A concentration in education offers course work combining educational theory with museum curriculum design, and prepares you to administer and design educational programming in large and small institutions including children's museums, science museums, art museums, and historic sites.
A concentration in history prepares you for work in a historic setting or living history museum. Specially designed courses in collections care and material culture enhance the curriculum and provide invaluable training for work in small to mid-size historical settings.