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MA – Curatorial Track

Curatorial Track: MA in Art History with an Emphasis on Museums and Curatorial Practice

This track is designed primarily to provide students with a solid academic foundation on which to base a variety of careers in the museum, gallery, or cultural institutions.

This program of study offers a variety of opportunities for practical training in the art museum and gallery fields. Curatorial Track students receive hands-on experience in the required courses Art History 703 and 704 (Introduction to Art Museum Studies). At the culmination of this sequence of courses is the student-curated exhibition. To complete the curatorial track students must individually organize an exhibition.

Program Requirements

General Guidelines

Thesis Exhibition Proposal Sample

Graduate Grievance Procedures

Federal law and UWM policy require programs and departments to have procedures for graduate students to appeal academic decisions such as grades or scholastic standing. These procedures ensure the protection of students’ rights. These pages serve as a reference on procedures for graduate student academic appeals.