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Museum Exhibition Planning and Design, Master of Fine Arts

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James Savoie \ \ 215.717.6393
Interim Chairperson, Museum Studies

Polly McKenna-Cress \ \ 215.717.6328
Director, Museum Exhibition Planning and Design


Representatives of cooperating museums and the University faculty offer a curriculum for Museum Exhibition Planning and Design that addresses the conceptualization, research, organization, design, and production of museum exhibits and educational presentations, utilizing a variety of techniques and media. It also explores exhibit programming, evaluation, and management methods applicable in a wide range of museum situations. Visiting experts teach many aspects of museum presentation, education, and management. Students make formal visits to design departments, production shops, galleries, exhibits, programs in numerous museums, service providers, and consultancies in Philadelphia, the Mid-Atlantic Region, Washington, D.C., and New York. Students undertake a substantial thesis project and a supervised museum internship related to their career interests during the second year of the program.

Program Requirements (60 credits)

Electives (12 credits)

  • Complete 12 credits of graduate level elective coursework. This requirement is satisfied by 500, 600, or 700 level courses.