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

Emily Jean Hood - Art Education, Mar 2017

We congratulate art education doctoral student Emily Jean Hood on her recent article, "Creative Matter: New Materialism in Art Education Research, Teaching, and Learning," which appears in the March 2017 issue of Art Education. This article, co-authored with Dr. Amelia M. Kraehe, breaks new ground. Hood and Kraehe explore materiality and the power of things as a framework for understanding and pursuing art education practice as a form of research.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

We congratulate art education doctoral student Emily Jean Hood on her recent article, "Creative Matter: New Materialism in Art Education Research, Teaching, and Learning," which appears in the March 2017 issue of Art Education. This article, co-authored with Dr. Amelia M. Kraehe, breaks new ground. Hood and Kraehe explore materiality and the power of things as a framework for understanding and pursuing art education practice as a form of research.

Alumni accomplishments

Cala Coats

Art Education PhD alumna Cala Coats (2014), now Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, published her article "Tracing Suburban Desire" in the journal Visual Arts Research.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art Education PhD alumna Cala Coats (2014), now Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, published her article "Tracing Suburban Desire" in the journal Visual Arts Research.