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Museum Studies or Museology Programs:


Arts Management, Museum Studies Concentration

Level: Masters

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

The Museum Studies Concentration of the arts and administration master's degree at the University of Oregon prepares individuals for leadership positions in areas such as museum education, exhibition design, development, evaluation, and management. Students completing this concentration will be qualified to work in a variety of museums: art, anthropology, history, or science.

This concentration advances a multicultural, cross-cultural perspective addressing both western and non-western concerns and values. Core courses provide critical perspectives and address practical, ethical, and theoretical concerns. The museum courses are taught by faculty and museum professionals in anthropology, art, art history, history, and arts administration. Courses incorporate practical experience in the University of Oregon's Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History as well as museums in the community.

The museum studies courses provide broad approaches to management, exhibition, and programming in today's museums. Students completing this master's program also become familiar with relationships between arts and culture and economics and politics. Course work emphasizes the relevance of changing demographics and widening audiences to museum management.

The Arts and Administration Program - the only one of its kind in the Pacific Northwest - combines knowledge in the visual and performing arts with social, cultural, managerial, and educational concerns that pertain to administering both nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations and programs. Arts management is a multidisciplinary field, dedicated to increasing opportunities in arts and culture for individuals and society. A growing group of scholars critically examines issues in the arts and society from community to international-policy levels. Study of these issues is vital to effective arts management for cultural preservation and professional advancement of the arts in the United States and abroad.

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive public research university with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students pursuing studies in six professional schools, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School. The UO is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

The UO is a beautiful 250 acre campus with shady, tree-lined footpaths and beautiful landscaping. Recreation and fitness opportunities are everywhere in the university town of Eugene, Oregon. Rated as one of the top ten cycling cities in the U.S., Eugene has miles and miles of biking, walking and jogging paths. Known for its cultural events, Eugene is the home of the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and dozens of visual and performing arts organizations. The outdoor Saturday Market features arts and crafts, food booths and music. All these activities and more make Eugene, Oregon's second largest city, a unique and wonderful place to pursue graduate studies. Eugene is a welcoming community that embraces cultural differences, lifestyles and people from many walks of life.


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Phone: (541) 346-2296

Fax: (541) 346-3626


Arts & Administration
University of Oregon
5230 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5230

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