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Museum Communication is a unique field of study that allows you to explore the conception, planning, design, creation, and delivery of stories and information about museums and the work they do to the many audiences they seek to engage. The program readies you for communication management and planning roles in museums and related organizations.  Our graduates work in a range of museums and cultural settings in the areas of audience building and engagement, marketing and public relations, external relations, development and fundraising, collections management, exhibitions, and visitor services.

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Who are we looking for?

Our students recognize the need for interdisciplinary and cross-functional skills and approaches in the museum workplace. We want you to bring your own perspectives, experiences, and academic expertise to the mix. We look for team-oriented students with a strong desire to successfully connect museums and similar cultural organizations with diverse audiences, internal stakeholders, and partners.

What sets our program apart?

Our unique combination of coursework, studio training, independent research, internships, presentations, and projects under the instruction of working professionals will help you achieve your career goals. Our curriculum ensures that graduates gain insight and tools necessary for providing leadership, management, planning, research, interpretive, evaluative, and fundraising support and are adept at using written and visual communication strategies to accomplish institutional objectives.

How do I apply?

For information about the program contact Joseph Gonzales, Ph. D., Director of Museum Communication Program at jgonzales@uarts.edu. To get started with the application process, contact the University’s Admissions Office.

Visit the Museum Communication Blog to see samples of student projects and activities.