News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Launch Museum Studies Program
(March 7, 2016) â€” The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts is now enrolling students in a new four-year degree program in Museum Studies, made possible through a partnership with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The program was announced during a joint news conference in the FWMOA lobby on March 7. This is one of only two such degree programs in our region.
Museum Studies is a professional training program, supported with a traditional liberal arts foundation, which prepares students to enter the market for jobs in many types of museums. Since having experience in a museum environment is typically required for entry-level museum jobs, graduates with these credentials are positioned to be competitive in the marketplace.
This collaborative effort between USF and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art will provide students with a combination of project-based learning through practicum courses and a series of academic courses that prepare students with the theoretical background and knowledge to enter the museum profession. The program offers many exciting opportunities for the application of knowledge, skills and critical thinking associated with a variety of disciplines.
To learn more about applying for the Museum Studies program, visit admissions.sf.edu.
About the University of Saint Francis
Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.