Why Pursue Museum Studies?

Museum Studies is an exciting field which prepares students for creative jobs in a meaningful field that gives back to the community. Museums need motivated, well-trained professionals to enable them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities. Museums matter to people. Museum work is an expanding field.

USF Museum Studies students have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of museum operations such as registrar, education and outreach, or curation.

But, is it right for me?

Who is right for Museum Studies?

  • Self-motivated
  • Hard working
  • Creative and Curious
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Enthusiastic life-long learners

Skills You'll Obtain

A foundation in curatorial practice

Practical knowledge and understanding of museum operations

Theoretical and historical knowledge necessary to museum professionals

The USF Museum Studies program is an educational opportunity in Fort Wayne that will provide a pathway to sustainable museum careers to students throughout the Midwest.– Dr. Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf, Program Director

After Graduation

Museum Studies majors can double major in studio art, art history, or other academic fields, which enhances their employability. The museum studies bachelor’s degree at USF is the only one in the immediate region and offers a unique opportunity to gain real-world on the job experience for credit while in school.

What Opportunities Await Graduates?

  • Junior curator
  • Curatorial assistant
  • Exhibition design/installation
  • Museum public relations
  • Museum education and outreach
  • Graduate-level museum studies