Students who are interested in pursuing an MA in Cultural Heritage Management and are also interested in the preservation and management of cultural heritage digital assets may enroll in this dual program. Cultural Heritage Management students may earn both the MA degree and the Certificate in Digital Curation with a total of 14 courses.
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in study areas relevant to the curriculum (Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Preservation, Art History, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Preservation, Cultural Management or Tourism, Public History, or related field).
Applicants are accepted to the program on the understanding that they have sufficient background in a relevant field, either through their previous degree, or through relevant professional experience, to be able to complete the program. As an applicant, you must provide:
- A 750-word statement of intent that addresses your preparation and experience leading to your application to this program. It should describe how your academic and professional experiences have led to your decision to pursue a career in the heritage field with an emphasis in digital curation and how this combined degree will help you succeed in your goals. If you have worked in the heritage field in any capacity, please incorporate your experience into your statement. Your statement will be reviewed for content, organization, and writing style.
Courses From the MA in Cultural Heritage Management
Students in the Cultural Heritage Management program who are pursuing a Certificate in Digital Curation must take the following courses. Students should begin the Certificate in Digital Curation with the course AS.465.740 Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age.
|MA in Cultural Heritage Management Courses|
|Core Courses - Required:||15|
|Studies in World Heritage|
|Cultural Heritage Management/Leadership|
|Two-Week Onsite Cultural Heritage Management Seminar|
|Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age|
|Core Courses - Customizable||6|
|Select two of the following:|
|Reading the Landscape: Cultural Heritage at Scale|
|The Protection of Global Cultural Heritage: Laws, Policies, Politics, and Advocacy|
|Engaging Communities in Heritage|
|Select three of the following:|
|Research/Capstone in Heritage Studies|
|Managing Cultural Heritage Resources|
|Culture as Catalyst for Sustainable Development|
|Cultural Heritage Risk Management and Security|
|Issues in Intangible Cultural Heritage|
|NAGPRA: Repatriation as Compliance or Ethical Practice|
|Reality Capture: Heritage Documentation for Analysis, Conservation, and Outreach|
|Digital Curation Certificate Courses||12|
|Core Courses - Required:|
|Foundations of Digital Curation|
|Managing Digital Information in Museums and Archives|
|Digital Curation Certificate Internship|
|Research/Capstone in Digital Curation|