Art History and World Art Studies runs one of the longest-established programmes in Museum Studies in the UK – and the only one based inside an art gallery, the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA). The course combines the cutting-edge research and curatorial experience of our academic staff with the professional resources and experience of the SCVA. It also draws on resources in London and in the region, notably the Norfolk Museums Service, and incorporates a number of museum visits and expert speakers. Students undertake a year-long work placement in tandem with their degree.
A maximum intake of 12 students per year means that the course is student-centred and offers intensive preparation for either a career in the museum profession or a higher research degree in museum studies. Students gain an understanding of the history and theory behind museums plus hands-on training in all aspects of museum work – conservation and curation; education and outreach; exhibition design and visitor services; and governance, legal frameworks, marketing and development.
Degree Subject: History, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, the Natural Sciences or other relevant subject
Degree Classification: UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent
Special Entry Requirements: Preference will be given to people who have already gained some experience of working in museums
Compulsory Study (140 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 140 credits:
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN MUSEUM STUDIES
MUSEUM STUDIES: DISSERTATION
MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE: INTERPRETATION, ACCESS, ENGAGEMENT
MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE: MANAGEMENT, GOVERNANCE, STRATEGIES
Option A Study (40 credits)
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
MUSEUM STUDIES (PLACEMENT)
MUSEUM STUDIES (SCVA INTERNSHIP)
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