Certificate in Curatorial Studies

The Certificate in Curatorial Studies helps prepare students to launch careers in art museums, galleries, and non-profit art organizations. These careers include art conservator, exhibition designer, gallerist, museum educator, collections manager, archivist, art handler, curatorial assistant, and development specialist. Students learn the fundamentals of art-handling, collection management, exhibition design, research and writing for art exhibition texts, and acquire selected career competencies needed for museum and gallery careers. As part of the Certificate, students work with university and community professionals to advance their curatorial skills. Both the Capstone Course and Internship allow students to collaborate with these professionals for supervised practice in art collection-management and the creation of art exhibitions. 


  1. Concurrent B.A. or B.F.A. degree in Studio Art, Art Education, Art History, or other major by special permission
  2. Completion of ART 1C with a grade of C or higher

Program Requirements

ART 193Art Gallery Management3
ART 193BIntroduction to Curatorial Studies3
Select one of the following:3
Museums, Culture, and Society
Public History
Select one of the following:3
Grant Writing for Social, Community and Human Service Organizations
Leadership and Fundraising for Non-profit Organizations
Beginning Electronic Art
Select one of the following:3
Internship in Arts and Letters
Total Units15