Art

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

M.S. in Museum Studies


The M.A. in Museum Studies is designed to offer students a rigorous academic curriculum as well as the tools, experience, and skills necessary to pursue doctoral studies or professional careers in the field of the arts. It is coordinated by the Department of Art, in conjunction with regional cultural institutions and museums. Through course work and pre-professional museum internship training, the program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the major art historical periods, museology, theories and practice, with an emphasis on the areas of art education and curatorial studies. The M.A. draws on departmental strengths in research, art education, direct-object study, and the vast cultural resources of the New York metropolitan area.

Major Requirements
Required Graduate Courses (15 credits)
ART 562 Exhibition Research and Design
ART 570 Social History of Modern Museum
ART 581 Methodologies in Art History
ART 663 The Art Museum as Educator
ARM 557 Development, Fundraising and Grant Writing

Required Internship Courses (6 credits)
ART 650 Internship I: Steinberg Museum of Art
ART 651 Internship II: Museum/Art Organization

Choose 2 from the following:
ART 563 Curatorial Methods and Practices
ART 565 Object Care and Collections Management
ARM 561 The Anatomy of a Museum
ART 564 Museum Education: Audience Research and Program Design

Required Museum Studies Thesis Course (3 credits)
ART 750 Graduate Thesis Research


Program Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Fine Arts Courses
ART 2 Studio Foundation 1 9
ART 3 Studio Foundation 2 6
DRAW 1 Drawing 1 3
ART 102 Fine Arts Internship 3
ART 103 Fine Arts Senior Seminar 1
CGPH 16 Digital Imaging 3
Art Studio Concentration
Required Art Studio Courses
ART 11 Life Drawing I 3
ART 14 Painting 2 3
ART 20 Advanced Photography 3
ART 21 Printmaking 3
ART 22 Intermediate Printmaking 3
ART 31 Pottery/Ceramics I 3
ART 35 Sculpture 1 3
ART 36 Sculpture 2 3
One of the following
ART 13 Painting 1 3
ART 43 Watercolor 3
Required Art History Courses
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3
Required Senior Tutorial and Thesis Courses (One of the following)
ART 385 Honors Tutorial 3
ART 386 Honors Tutorial 3
ATUT 1 Senior Fine Arts Tutorial 3
One of the following
ART 389 Honors Thesis 3
ART 390 Honors Thesis 3
PROJ 3 Senior Project 3
One of the following
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3
ART 64 Medieval Art 3
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3
ART 70 Modern Art 3
ART 75 American Art 3
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas 3
ART 78 Asian Art 3
ART 79 History of Photography 3
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3
ART 90 Seminar in Art History 3
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3
Elective Directed Studio Art Courses
Any two undergraduate ART, CER, CGPH, DRAW, VISL courses
Mixed Studio Concentration
Students must complete TWO of the following options:
Option 1
ART 21 Printmaking 3
ART 22 Intermediate Printmaking 3
ART 23 Advanced Printmaking 3
OR - Option 2
ART 35 Sculpture 1 3
ART 36 Sculpture 2 3
ART 37 Sculpture 3 3
OR - Option 3
ART 14 Painting 2 3
ART 15 Advanced Painting 3 3
One of the following:
ART 13 Painting 1 3
ART 43 Watercolor 3
Mixed Studio Second Portion
Required Art History Courses
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3
ART 60 Survey of World Art 2 3
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3
One of the following
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3
ART 64 Medieval Art 3
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3
ART 70 Modern Art 3
ART 75 American Art 3
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas 3
ART 78 Asian Art 3
ART 79 History of Photography 3
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3
ART 90 Seminar in Art History 3
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3
Elective Mixed Studio Courses (15 credits from the following)
ART 11 Life Drawing I 3
ART 14 Painting 2 3
ART 15 Advanced Painting 3 3
ART 16 Advanced Painting 3
ART 21 Printmaking 3
ART 22 Intermediate Printmaking 3
ART 23 Advanced Printmaking 3
ART 35 Sculpture 1 3
ART 36 Sculpture 2 3
ART 37 Sculpture 3 3
ART 43 Watercolor 3
Elective Directed Studio Art Courses
Any one undergraduate ART, CER, CGPH, DRAW, VISL courses
Required Senior Tutorial and Thesis Courses
One of the following
ART 385 Honors Tutorial 3
ART 386 Honors Tutorial 3
ATUT 1 Senior Fine Arts Tutorial 3
One of the following
ART 389 Honors Thesis 3
ART 390 Honors Thesis 3
PROJ 3 PROJ 3 Senior Project 3

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Core Courses 
(32-33 Credits)
POST 101 Post Foundations 1
FY First-Year Seminar 3
ENG 1** Writing 1 3
ENG 2** Writing 2 3
MTH 5 Quantitative Reasoning 3-4 
Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters.
Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World
4
Creativity Media & the Arts 3
Perspectives on World Culture 3
Self, Society & Ethics 3
Power, Institutions & Structures (ECO 10 Required) 3
One additional course from one of the five above clusters. (ECO 11 Required) 3
General Elective (3 Credits from Any Course)

* Some courses may count as core and others as electives.

** In addition to ENG 1 and 2, students take at least 3 more writing intensive (WAC) courses as part of their major, core, or elective courses.  ENG 303 and 304 can satisfy the ENG 1 and 2 requirement for students in the Honors College.


Credit Requirements
Total Major Requirement Credits 82
Total Elective Credits  6
Total Core Requirement Credits 32-33
Total Degree Credits 120


Art Portfolio Review Days

Prospective students are invited for portfolio review and tour of our fine arts studios and facilities.

Individual Portfolio Reviews and Studio Shadow Visits
In 2019 September 16, October 7, November 4 and December 2. In 2020 February 19, March 2 and April 13. Call 516-299-2464 to schedule your visit.