Jordan College of the Arts

Museum Studies


The Museum Studies minor offers 18 credit hours of study, focusing on both historical and contemporary issues facing museum professionals.

Students studying in this program can expect to learn about the history of museums, as well as the political and ethical issues related to collecting and displaying historical items. Students will also discuss current issues facing museum professionals, including museum content connected to the fields of history, anthropology, art and art history, classical studies, archaeology, and museum management.

This minor is intended for those who are not only interested in working in museums and furthering their education through graduate studies, but also for those who would like to expand their knowledge of topics connected to this discipline or round out their liberal arts education.

Students are able to complete this minor in either the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the Jordan College of the Arts. 

Sample courses in this program include:

  • AA301, Principles and Practices of Arts Administration
  • ART314, Art Museum Studies
  • AN380. Modern Museums
  • AA425, Arts Education and Community Engagement
  • PCA267-HIST, Experiencing the City: Indianapolis through Public Art, Architecture, and Performance

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.