In the museum studies program you'll aid museums, archives, libraries, and other cultural institutions in implementing innovative technologies to manage, curate, digitize, conserve, and exhibit collections, and make them available in interactive, engaging ways.
All students become familiar with: the history and theory of exhibitions and with the process of designing an exhibition; technologies involved in museum work, including databases, website design, and social media; specific areas of museum practice; experience in fundraising and development, and have written a grant; and the understanding of the public role of the museum and its mission as an educational force in the community.
Program facilities equipment
Students have access to collections owned by the university and galleries/exhibition spaces on campus.
Program job titles reported
Assistant Curator; Collections;Document Processor; Gallery Manager,
Select program hiring partners
Eastman Kodak Company, Genesee Country Village & Museum, George Eastman Museum, New York Public Library, Rochester Institute of Technology, Smithsonian Institution; The Strong
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||40.00%|
Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.
Students in the museum studies degree are required to complete one cooperative education or internship experience in a cultural institution.