IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Block Schedule

Block Schedule for BFA in Museum Studies

120 Credits

A block schedule helps students stay on track toward successful completion of their degree by indicating clearly which courses they would ideally enroll in each semester. By following the block schedule for each semester’s course enrollment, students are assured of taking their requirements in sequence and completing their degree in a timely manner.

First Semester  
LIBS 103 First Year Seminar 2
ENGL 099 or ENGL 101 Basic English or English Comp I 3
TECH 101 Technology Basics for College 3
MUSM 190 Art & Exhibit Preparation 3
Elective 3
HEAL— Health/Wellness elective 1
First Semester Total Credits

 

15

 

Second Semester  
LIBS 104  ePortfolio 1
MATH 099, 102 or 104 3
ENGL100 The Art of Public Speaking 3
Gen Ed elective: LIBS 111, ARTS 101, or LIBS 121, 122 & 123 3
MUSM 110 Intro to Repatriation 3
HEAL— Health/Wellness elective 1
Second Semester Total Credits

 

14

 

Third Semester  
ENGL 101 or 102 English Comp I
or Comp II
3
MUSM 120 Intro to Curation & Research 3
Any science course with lab 4
MUSM 220 Intro to Digital Curation 3
Any emphasis elective outside of MUSM 3
Third Semester Total Credits

 

16

 

Fourth Semester  
IDST 101 Intro to Indigenous Studies 3
MATH 102 or 104 Geometry: Artist’s Perspective or Numbers & Society 3
MUSM 130 Intro to Collections Care 3
Any 200-level MUSM elective 3
MUSM 291 Museum Practicum
MUSM 320 Research Methods 3
Fourth Semester Total Credits

 

18

 

Fifth Semester  
Any level I language or Indigenous Liberal Studies course 3
ENGL102 English Comp II 3
MUSM 240 Indigenous Curatorial Method & Practice 3
Any Art History course 3
MUSM 390 Museum Internship I 3
Fifth Semester Total Credits

 

15

 

Sixth Semester  
Any level II language or Indigenous Liberal Studies course 3
MUSM 230 Indigenous Collections Care Protocol 3
MUSM 355  Museum Education  3
MUSM 430 Issues in Conservation 3
Any emphasis elective outside of MUSM 3
Elective 3
Sixth Semester Total Credits

 

18

 

Seventh Semester  
Any 300- or 400-level MUSM elective 3
MUSM 310 Issues in Repatriation 3
MUSM 464  Museum Administration 3
MUSM 480 Senior Thesis I  3
MUSM 490 Museum Internship II 3
Seventh Semester Total Credits

 

15

 

Eighth Semester  
Any emphasis elective outside of MUSM 3
Any upper-level writing course
Any 300- or 400-level MUSM elective 3
Any emphasis elective outside of MUSM 3
MUSM 485 Senior Thesis II 3
Eighth Semester Total Credits 15