Curatorial Studies Minor

The curatorial studies minor introduces students to the contemporary and historic study of the exhibition, display, preservation and interpretation of art objects. Rooted in hands-on, object-based inquiry, students engage the exhibitions and permanent collections of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, the Spelman College Innovation Lab, and the Robert W. Woodruff Library. Additional Atlanta-based institutions serve as case studies in order to examine the role that institutions, curators, and other museum professionals play in shaping the curatorial studies field.

The  curatorial studies minor also provides students with avenues to continue their education in a variety of postgraduate programs and/or careers in the visual arts.

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Curatorial Studies

Minor Requirements

Students are required to complete 18 credits for the curatorial studies minor.

Requirements & Course Descriptions

Required Courses

SAVC 235 Introduction to the Object (4 credits)
SAVC 305 Seminar in Curatorial Practice (3 credits)
SAVC 306 Mining the Museum (3 credits)
SAVC 375 Rules of Engagement (2 credits)
SAVC 435 Theory and Criticism in Exhibition Practice (3 credits)
SAVC 475 Curatorial Practicum (3 credits)

Global Experience, Internships, Directed/Independent Studies

Study Abroad [Global Experience], Internships & Directed/Independent Studies are strongly encouraged.