IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Fine Arts

120 Credits

Course #   Credits
  GENERAL EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS 30
  INTRODUCTORY REQUIREMENTS 12
MUSM110 Introduction to Repatriation:
Reclaiming our Cultures
3
MUSM120 Introduction to Curation & Research:
Maintaining our Traditions
3
MUSM130 Introduction to Collections Care: Caring for our Cultural Property 3
MUSM190 Art and Exhibit Preparation 3
  LANGUAGE 6
  Language I or any Indigenous Liberal Studies Course 3
  Language II or any Indigenous Liberal Studies Course 3
  ART HISTORY 3
ARTH   3
  UPPER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 51
MUSM220 Introduction to Digital Curation 3
MUSM230 Indigenous Collections Care Protocol 3
MUSM240 Indigenous Curatorial Method and Practice 3
MUSM291 Museum Practicum 3
MUSM310 Issues in Repatriation 3
MUSM320 Research Methods 3
MUSM355 Museum Education & Public Awareness 3
MUSM390 or MUSM395 Museum Internship I or Museum Apprenticeship I 3
MUSM 2– Any 200-level Museum Studies course 3
MUSM430 Issues in Conservation 3
MUSM464 Museum Administration 3
MUSM480 Senior Thesis I 3
MUSM485 Senior Thesis II 3
MUSM490 or MUSM495 Museum Internship I or Museum Apprenticeship II 3
MUSM Any 300- or 400-level Museum Studies course 3
MUSM Any 300- or 400-level Museum Studies course 3
  Any upper-level  writing course 3
  GENERAL STUDIES ELECTIVE 6
  FOCUS ELECTIVES 12

Associate of Fine Arts Degree

60 Credits

Course #   Credits
  GENERAL EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS

30

  INTRODUCTORY REQUIREMENTS 12
MUSM110 Introduction to Repatriation: Reclaiming our Cultures 3
MUSM120 Introduction to Curation & Research: Maintaining our Traditions 3
MUSM130 Introduction to Collections Care: Caring for our Cultural Property 3
MUSM190 Art & Exhibit Preparation 3
  ART HISTORY 3
ARTH   3
  UPPER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS –  
  CHOOSE 5 COURSES 15
MUSM220 Introduction to Digital Curation 3
MUSM230 Indigenous Collections Care Protocol 3
MUSM234 Basics of Archival Management 3
MUSM240 Curatorial Method & Practice 3
MUSM260 Oral Histories Research 3
MUSM291 Museum Practicum 3
MUSM310 Issues in Repatriation 3
MUSM320 Research Methods 3
MUSM355 Museum Education & Public Awareness 3
MUSM370 Special Studies 3
MUSM390 or MUSM395 Museum Internship I of Museum Apprenticeship I  
MUSM391 Museum Colloquia (when offered for 3 credits) 3

Museum Studies Certificate

24 Credits

Course #   Credits
  CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS 12
MUSM110 Introduction to Repatriation: Reclaiming our Cultures 3
MUSM120 Introduction to Curation & Research: Maintaining Our Traditions 3
MUSM130 Introduction to Collections Care: Caring for our Cultural Property 3
MUSM190 Art & Exhibit Preparation 3
     
  CHOOSE 4 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES 12
MUSM220 Introduction to Digital Curation 3
MUSM230 Indigenous Collections Care Protocol 3
MUSM234 Basics of Archival Management 3
MUSM240 Curatorial Method & Practice 3
MUSM260 Oral Histories Research 3
MUSM291 Museum Practicum 3
MUSM310 Issues in Repatriation 3
MUSM320 Research Methods 3
MUSM355 Museum Education & Public Awareness 3
MUSM370 Special Studies 3
MUSM390 Museum Internship I 3
MUSM391 Museum Colloquia (when offered for 3 credits)

Museum Studies Minor

24 Credits

Course #   Credits
  Minor REQUIREMENTS 12
MUSM110 Introduction to Repatriation:
Reclaiming our Cultures
3
MUSM120 Introduction to Curation & Research: Maintaining our Traditions 3
MUSM130 Introduction to Collections Care: Caring for our Cultural Property 3
MUSM190 Art & Exhibit Preparation 3
     
  CHOOSE 4 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES 12
MUSM220 Introduction to Digital Curation 3
MUSM230 Indigenous Collections Care Protocol 3
MUSM234 Basics of Archival Management 3
MUSM240 Curatorial Method & Practice 3
MUSM260 Oral Histories Research 3
MUSM291 Museum Practicum 3
MUSM310 Issues in Repatriation 3
MUSM320 Research Methods 3
MUSM355 Museum Education & Public Awareness 3
MUSM370 Special Studies 3
MUSM390 Museum Internship I 3
MUSM391 Museum Colloquium (when offered for 3 credits) 3

Art History Minor

24 Credits

Course #   Credits
  Minor REQUIREMENTS 15
ARTH211 or ARTH212 Native American Art History I or
Native American At History II
3
ARTH221 or ARTH222 European Art History I  or
Eurpoean Art History II
3
ARTH300 Contemporary Native American Art History 3
ARTM301 or MUSM 320 Writing About Art or Research Methods 3
ARTH3–or
ARTH4–
 Any additional 300- or 400-level ARTH course  
  CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES 9
ARTH213 Arts of Central & South America 3
ARTH220 World Cinema I 3
ARTH230 World Cinema II 3
ARTH260 American Indians in the Cinema 3
ARTH298 Independent Study in Art History 3
ARTH306 Contemporary Issues in Native American Art 3
ARTH311 Modern Art 1870-1950 3
ARTH312 Contemporary Art 3
ARTH370 Art History Special Topics 3
ARTH412 Dialogues in American Indian Art & Policy 3
TRDA101 Traditional Arts and Ecology 3