Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies
The Certificate in Museum Studies complements the MS degree in the History of Art and Design Department by offering both a solid base in art and design history and practical, in-depth experience in the museum world. History of Art and Design courses are augmented by Pratt’s School of Information and Library Science, Department of Art and Design Education and the Arts and Cultural Management program. Many members of our faculty are museum professionals who bring their expertise and experience to the classroom. The Certificate is intended to give graduates an “edge” for those who seek museum and gallery employment.
The Certificate is available to graduate students enrolled in the History of Art and Design Master’s program as well those in the dual programs with the Department of Fine Arts and the School of Information and Library Science and is only awarded upon completion of those Master’s degrees. Some of the courses for the Certificate may be taken within the credits required for the MS degree.
The required core courses:
HA 560—Museology (3 credits)
HA 610 and HA 610B— two internships at two different art institutions (6 credits)
A choice of 6 elective credits from:
HA 600I—Materials and Techniques of Venice, Pratt in Venice program (3 credits)
ADE 524—Student Teaching in the Gallery (2 credits)
LIS 629—Museum and Library Research (3 credits)
LIS 632—Conservation and Preservation (3 credits)
ACM 621—Strategic Marketing (2 credits)
ACM 622—Fundraising for the Arts and Culture (2 credits)
ACM 624—Arts and Cultural Education (2 credits)
ACM 642—Nonprofit Law and Governance (2 credits)
ACM 651—Finance and Financial Reporting for Nonprofit Managers (2 credits)
Please sign up for the Certificate in the History of Art and Design Department (Room East 205) or the Registrar’s Office. Email any questions to the department with at HA @pratt.edu.