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Museum Studies: Academic-Year Courses

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Spring 2016 Certificate Courses

Costs / Early Registration Discount
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by January 8. This discount does not apply to noncredit-option courses in art history (ARH1500); for more information, please refer to Courses with Noncredit Options.

Syllabi and course material lists can be found on the Course Descriptions page.

Introduction to Art History
Students study a broad range of art (e.g., painting, sculpture, architecture) from antiquity to the present. Lectures focus on works of art and their relationship to their historical and social context. This course is intended for students with little or no background in art history. Students cannot receive credit for this course and ARH 1010 or ARH 1020. Closed to Purchase College art history majors.
ARH1500 / noncredit option / $625
Instructor: Beth Gersh-Nesic
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 5 (15 sessions; no class Mar. 24)
Room: TBA

*CLOSED* Museum History and Fundamentals
Explore the history of the major types of museums and the current issues and ethical challenges they encounter today. Understand how the primary public mission is established and interpreted. Discover how community inclusion is achieved and diversity is accomplished.
Syllabus
MSC1000 / noncredit / $600
Discount: $575 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; Neuberger Museum members; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Beth Gersh-Nesic
Mon., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Feb. 22–May 2 (10 sessions; no class Mar. 21)
Room: TBA

*CLOSED* Museum Education
Investigate education and learning in museums and examine the principal activities in planning and implementing educational experiences for museum visitors. Consider the roles of museum educators and the principles of informal learning. Learn how museums use strategies to assess learning interests for potential audiences and include technology in museum learning. Includes interaction with Neuberger Museum education staff.
MSC1030 / noncredit / $300
Discount: $275 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; Neuberger Museum members; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Heather Cotter
Tues., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Feb. 23–Mar. 29 (5 sessions; no class Mar. 22)
Room: TBA

Museum Exhibits
Study the components of a successful museum exhibition, whether permanent or temporary. Gain an understanding of the process of developing an exhibit from the concept, research, and conservation to publications, design, lighting, budget, loans, advertising, sponsorship, education, and visitor satisfaction. Experts in the field will provide specialized lectures. Trips to corporate, personal, and museum collections are included.
MSC1040 / noncredit / $300
Discount: $275 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; Neuberger Museum members; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Beth Gersh-Nesic
Tues., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
April 5–May 5 (5 sessions)
Room: TBA

Updated Feb. 12, 2016

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