24 months
1780 USD/credit 42720 USD/year
1780 USD/credit 42720 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Exhibition Design at George Washington University is one of the few accredited graduate programs in the nation devoted to interpretive exhibition design.


Key facts

The curriculum is a balanced integration of academic, technical and design courses. Students obtain the professional skills needed to create experiences and narrative environments that engage, educate and entertain audiences.

At the core of this curriculum is the consideration of human factors in relation to exhibition design. George Washington University students leave the Exhibition Design program ready to assume the responsibilities of visual storytellers, communicators and visitor advocates.

Graduates of this multidisciplinary program are equipped to pursue a variety of careers with private design firms and museums focused on art, history, natural history, science and children. With job placements of graduates at preeminent museums and design firms across the country, the Master of Arts in Exhibition Design program is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the most comprehensive and forward-thinking degrees of its kind.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History of Architecture and Interior Design
  • Core Studio: Introduction to Exhibition Planning and Design
  • Core Studio: Advanced Exhibition Design and Planning: Museum Environments
  • Advanced 3D Modeling and Rendering: Vectorworks
  • Lighting Exhibitions
  • Materials, Finishes and Methods for Exhibition Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission
  • Statement of purpose:
  • Design portfolio required. For applicants without backgrounds in art or design, portfolios can include photography, inspirational images, sketches, or any other media that visually represent the applicant. Interview with the program director. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1780 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1780 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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