The Bachelor of Innovation (BI) degree in Gallery and Museum Management combines academic studies and professional training to prepare students for a variety of careers in museums, galleries, science centers, cultural centers, historical societies, etc. The degree is structured so that students will gain a depth of understanding about museum studies and art history and a breadth of other arts disciplines, business and entrepreneurship.
The major is composed of a Museum and Gallery Management core, Art History core, VAPA interdisciplinary classes, LAS General Education courses, an Innovation core, and one of four Cross-discipline components. In the Gallery Management core, students learn about different types of museums and organizations, develop necessary skills for collections management and exhibition design as well as examine ways in which objects and cultures are represented. In the Art History core, students study the history of art and visual culture from prehistoric cave drawings to the latest theories in contemporary art and culture. In the VAPA core, students explore the breadth of practice that encompasses the visual and performing arts. The Innovation core introduces students to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and team projects with regional organizations. The Cross-discipline component includes business, creative communication, engineering technology, or globalization.