Algonquin College

Applied Museum Studies

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa Campus)
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Museology/Museum Studies
Description:This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides students with technical knowledge and skills to support curatorial and conservation activities in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors. Students develop capabilities related to cultural resource management, focusing on collections care, research and interpretation. Areas of study include classifying, cataloguing and interpreting collections of artifacts and works of art, constructing and installing exhibits and displays, assessing, preserving and treating material culture.

The diverse scope of the program provides students an opportunity to integrate learning in a variety of educational and real-world settings. Through a field placement, students gain valuable practical experience and network with professionals in a cultural institution.
URL:Applied Museum Studies at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513
International: $6,090
Scholarships:5
Careers:CuratorsConservation and Restoration TechniciansTechnical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.

Applicants with a recognized university degree may be admitted directly into Level 03 of the program.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Complete a questionnaire which will be used in the selection of eligible applicants.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 25, 2018

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