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Museum Studies

Want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes of museums and galleries? This minor works well with a major like Art History and Visual Studies, Visual Arts, Medieval Studies or History. Study the work of curators and exhibit planners. Work directly with artworks or take a practicum. Meet museum professionals and art experts.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:


  • Archivist
  • Art appraiser
  • Arts and culture coordinator
  • Audience engagement specialist
  • Conservator
  • Curator
  • Exhibit designer
  • Gallery administrator
  • Heritage consultant
  • Interpretative planner
  • Museum educator
  • Specialist librarian

Sample courses

  • Confronting the Object - AHVS 202
  • Art History and the Lens - AHVS 264
  • Digital Tools for Art History and Visual Studies - AHVS 310C
  • Museum Principles and Practices I: Communities, Curatorship and Collections - AHVS 486A
  • Museum Principles and Practices II: Communities, Curatorship and Collections - AHVS 486B


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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