Museum Exhibition Planning & Design
We address the conceptualization, research, organization, design and production of museum exhibits, exhibitions, and educational presentations utilizing a variety of techniques and media.
The Exhibition Planning & Design Program prepares graduates to excel in the design process implemented by professionals in the world of exhibition development. Your first semester provides a foundation in all the skills, vocabulary, and theory needed for your work in the program and in your career. You are introduced to concepts such as spatial sociology, sensory perception as a communication tool, color theory, educational theory, as well as more haptic skills including type manipulation, material choice and building techniques, hand drawing and drafting, computer skills, and model making. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll get practical experience offering critical analysis and crafting written and oral presentations.
You should consider the UArts
MFA in MEPD if:
- You are a naturally curious person, need to know how and why things work the way they do, and want to share that knowledge with others.
- Have an interest in design, communication and informal education.
- You like to create and draw + read and write + think and do.
- You want to create a conversation through material culture.
- Have a passion to problem solve elegant solutions for public audiences.
Who are we looking for?
Our students recognize the role of public collections as necessarily interdisciplinary. We want you to bring your own perspectives, experiences, and academic disciplinary expertise to your study of museum practice.
What sets our program apart?
Our unique combination of coursework, studio training, independent research, internships, presentations, and projects will help you further your professional career. By combining studio experience with other forms of instruction, our curriculum ensures that graduates are adept at using visual communication strategies to accomplish institutional objectives.
Our location is one of the University’s greatest assets. Philadelphia is home to an incredible number and variety of museums. Learn more about the area at VisitPhilly.com.
How do I apply?
To get started with the application process, contact the University’s Admissions Office.