Museum Exhibition Planning and Design

The University of the Arts

24 months
44780 USD/year
44780 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Museum Studies at the University of the Arts offers three distinctive graduate programs that put contemporary museum theory and practice into the hands of our students: Museum Studies (MA), Museum Education (MA), Museum Exhibition Planning & Design (MFA). 


Throughout the program, students investigate museums and their role in broader society, furthering the museum as a catalyst for new dialogue and potential action. Skill building is balanced with real-world challenges by partnering with museums, non-profits, schools and cultural institutions. Students develop and refine skills in sketching, model-making, environmental graphic design, design research, audience research, prototyping, pilot testing, sustainable design practices, accessibility, universal design, exhibition writing, information architecture and community engagement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museum Exhibition Design Studio 
  • Visitor Research & Evaluation
  • Museum Environmental Graphics
  • Architectural Drawing as a Visualizing Tool 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University of the Arts operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning there is no specific application deadline. 




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Online Application Form 
  • Application Fee of $60 
  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Intent & Resume
  • Creative Portfolio
  • Personal Interview

In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants or those with foreign credentials must submit:

  • All applicants with transcripts from outside the United States are required to submit transcripts officially translated into English. 
  • International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 44780 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 44780 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


    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.

    Our partners

    Museum Exhibition Planning and Design
    The University of the Arts