Professional Preparation

Pairing the M.A. in Art History with a graduate academic certificate prepares students for careers in museums, galleries, and other arts organizations. Certificate study is undertaken simultaneously with the M.A. in Art History, providing additional professional training and complementing academic preparation in the discipline.

The following certificates can be paired with the M.A. in Art History for added professional preparation:

  • Art Museum Education: The graduate academic certificate in art museum education in the Department of Art Education and Art History is intended to provide professional training for post-baccalaureate students who desire careers in areas of art museum education or expertise in the use of art museums as educational resources. Those who complete the program will possess the skills to develop and implement education programs for art museum audiences of varied ages and backgrounds. The program consists of 18 credit hours, which includes a 6-credit-hour museum internship. Visit https://youtu.be/yljIG523YI4 for more information.
  • Archival Management: The graduate academic certificate in archival management in the College of Information provides students with the theoretical and practical background necessary to undertake careers in a variety of archival settings such as corporate archives, government archives, museums, and other collecting repositories. The program consists of 15 credit hours in courses such as Archives and Manuscripts and Digital Curation.
  • Digital Content Management: Perfect for those interested in the care and curation of digital images and objects, the digital content management graduate academic certificate in the College of Information prepares students to meet the challenges of managing the life cycle of digital assets including digital images. The four required courses provide theoretical foundations and conceptual tools through structured learning experiences and supervised class projects. Student learn basic knowledge and technical skills necessary to manage digital content, build applications, and develop services that respond to institutional and individual user needs.
  • Digital Curation and Data Management: The graduate academic certificate in digital curation and data management in the College of Information prepares students with knowledge and skills for the emerging digital curation and data management workforce. The curriculum provides the conceptual foundation and application experiences to develop a defined set of competencies needed to perform essential job functions involving management, curation, preservation, and stewardship of digital data and information. The four required courses provide students hands-on experiences with technologies and applications in a virtual lab setting.
  • Interactive and Virtual Digital Communication: Ideal for museum and gallery social media coordinators, the graduate academic certificate in interactive and virtual digital communication in the Mayborn School of Journalism trains students in the most up-to-date written, visual and technical competencies required to successfully communicate in today’s online and information world. The graduate academic certificate in interactive and virtual digital communication requires the completion of 18 hours.

Student accomplishments

AE Sarah Travis, David Herman, Amy Kraehe

Art Education graduate students Sarah Travis (left) and David Herman (middle) presented their research at the 2016 American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Washington, DC. Their papers were collaborations with Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education (right).

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art Education graduate students Sarah Travis (left) and David Herman (middle) presented their research at the 2016 American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Washington, DC. Their papers were collaborations with Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education (right).

Alumni accomplishments

Nicole Newland

Nicole Newland is an account manager at Learning Machine, a company that focuses on building cloud-based software for education providers, employers, and students to succeed within the information economy. Their signature product, Slideroom, is used by some of the most prestigious universities in the country. She's in charge of the frontline team that supports customers and users during application and product implementation.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Nicole Newland is an account manager at Learning Machine, a company that focuses on building cloud-based software for education providers, employers, and students to succeed within the information economy. Their signature product, Slideroom, is used by some of the most prestigious universities in the country. She's in charge of the frontline team that supports customers and users during application and product implementation.