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B.A. in Museum Studies
B.A. in Museum Studies

B.A. in Museum Studies

  • ID:UT10054
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated in English. (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the UT admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)

  • Essay written in English.

  • A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.

English Requirements

  • TOEFL: minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer based) or 79 (Internet based) exam.

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.

  • DuoLingo: minimum acceptable score is 105. The Duolingo English test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken online via a computer with a webcam and microphone. The test includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample which are shared with The University of Tampa when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

  • Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.

Other Requirements

The following documents should be submitted:

  • Completed application

  • Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results (plus official transcripts from all university or dual enrollment courses completed, if applicable)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee

  • SAT and/or ACT scores (Have questions about the new SAT? See SAT FAQ.)*

  • Guidance counselor or teacher recommendation (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits)

  • Essay (not required if you have already graduated from high school and completed some college credits)

Course Information

The Bachelor of Arts in Museum Studies (BAMS) program is designed to give students applied museum experience that will support a career in cultural heritage management, curation, and museum administration. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and requiring only 39-40 credits, the BAMS program is designed to support a double major with compatible areas of study such as Visual Arts, Business, Education, History, and even Chemistry and Forensic Science.

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Bachelor of Arts in Museum Studies

Required Courses

  • Methodology of Art Historical Research

  • Introduction to Museum Studies

  • Principles of Collection Management

  • Advanced Principles of Collection Management

  • Museum Practicum III

Museum Studies Electives

  • TWO of the following:

  • Museum Practicum I

  • Museum Administration

  • Museum Practicum II

Studio Electives

  • ONE of the following:

  • Introduction to Painting

  • Digital Photography

  • Relief Printmaking

  • Intaglio Printmaking

  • Experimental Printmaking

  • Digital Printmaking

  • Screenprinting

  • Mixed-Media Painting I

  • Experimental Painting I

  • Sculpture Mold-Making and Casting I

  • Experimental Sculpture I

Art History Electives

  • ONE of the following:

  • Pre-Columbian

  • Survey of Non-Western Art


Advanced History/Theory

  • TWO of the following courses:

  • Greco-Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance Art

  • Art Across 15th through 18th Century

  • Modern Art

  • Contemporary Art

  • Art Theory and Criticism

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

With a degree in Museum Studies, there are a number of career paths one can pursue.

Here are a few to consider:

  • Preparator/Art Handler

  • Commercial Art Gallery Assistant

  • Collections Maintenance Technician

  • Assistant Collections Manager

  • Collections Manager

  • Exhibition Designer

  • Visitor Services and Engagement

  • Events/Rental Manager

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Education Programs Coordinator (Tours, Lectures, Camps, etc.)

  • Museum Public Relations Coordinator

  • Membership and Advocacy Fundraising Manager

  • Major Gifts Fundraising Assistant

  • Major Gifts Officer

  • National Park Service Ranger

  • Historical House / Historical Site Manager

  • Curatorial Assistant

  • Associate Curator

  • Conservator/ Restorer

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Student Health Fee: 450 $ per year

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