Museum Studies Certificate Program (MSCP)
The Museum Studies Certificate Program (MSCP) at East Los Angeles College and the Vincent Price Art Museum is a seven-course program (21-units) that provides a broad foundation of knowledge and professional work experience in the museum sector.
Open to all students at ELAC, the program draws upon coursework in Art History, Library Science, Studio Art, Anthropology, and Archaeology, and includes museum internships and unique academic and professional development opportunities. The program is designed to accompany the Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree in Art History, which together can be completed in 2 years of full-time study at ELAC. The MSCP may also be pursued as a stand-alone certificate program for students with a general interest in museums. The stand-alone certificate program typically takes 2 years of part-time study.
|Course #||Course Name||Units||CSU-GE||IGETC||Semesters Offered|
|ARTHIST 200||Intro to Museum Studies and Gallery Practices||3||fall only|
|ART 504||Materials and Techniques||3||fall only|
|ARTHIST 171||Intro to Global Contemporary Art||3||1A||spring, fall, winter, summer|
|ARTHIST 100||Into to Visual Cultural and Cultural Studies||3||3A||spring, sometimes fall|
|LIBSCI 200||Digital Asset: Tools and Methodologies||3||spring only|
|ANTHRO 103||Archaeology: Reconstructing the Human Past||3||4||D1||spring and fall|
|ARTHIST 201||Museum Studies Internship*||3||spring and winter|
CSU-GE and IGETC refer to the general education category/area to which each course applies.
Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have a prerequisite.
**THIS COURSE CAN BE COMPLETED IN LOS ANGELES OR ABROAD AS PART OF THE SMITHSONIAN UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. LEARN MORE HERE.
For more information on ELAC Art History - Museum Studies Partners visit the following:
For General Inquiries:
Phone: (323) 265-8842
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