USF’s Museum Studies program works in partnership with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, meaning you’ll develop the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to succeed in today’s museum world.
As a Museum Studies major, you will:
USF’s Museum Studies professional training curriculum blends liberal arts and specialized courses with hands-on experience. Courses like Curation, Registrar and Collection Management, Museum Marketing, Exhibition Design, Museum Education, and others allow you to explore opportunities in the field, as well as to build expertise.
As a Museum Studies major, you can focus on a specialized area of museum operations:
Best of all, your classes incorporate project-based learning, meaning you won’t be sitting in a stuffy lecture hall. Instead, you will be taught by museum professionals and work on real projects for local museums and galleries.
You will have ample opportunity to learn from museum professionals through internships at Fort Wayne Museum of Art and other sites, as well as through advanced internships at national galleries and museums.
Museum Studies majors also participate in European study abroad and travel courses.
Working at a museum — of any kind — is stimulating, challenging, and highly gratifying on a number of levels. I feel like I learn something new every day and I feel blessed to be able to put that knowledge to work engaging our community through art.
Charles. A. Shepard III
President and CEO, Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Median salary for curators, archivists and museum workers per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Expected job growth for curators, archivists and museum workers
Graduates of USF’s Museum Studies program go onto to graduate school or launch careers in museums and galleries as