To qualify for the certificate, students must:

Required Courses

  • Museum History and Fundamentals
  • Contemporary Museum Management
  • The Essentials of Art History or Introduction to Art History*
    *Students with a BA or minor in art history may take Successful Museum and Nonprofit Boards instead.
  • Museum Education
  • Museum Exhibits

Optional Courses

  • Successful Museum and Nonprofit Boards
  • Introduction to Modern Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • 20th-Century Photography
  • 19th-Century Art
  • American Art
  • Impressionism
  • Realism in Art 
  • Leading the Courtney Museum Simulation
Optional Internship
When available, internships may be pursued independently after all certificate requirements are completed. Recommendations from two instructors are required.
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The art history courses (Introduction to Art History and those listed under “Optional Courses”) are available on a noncredit basis at a reduced tuition rate, plus applicable fees, and are not eligible for any tuition discounts.

Note: The art history courses (noncredit option) are limited to students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Purchase College. Students who register for the noncredit option do not receive college credit or grades.