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Museum Education Practicum

The Studio Museum in Harlem will offer the Museum Education Practicum entirely as an online course for the upcoming season.

The application for the Spring 2021 Museum Education Practicum is now closed, applications for the Spring 2022 cohort will open up in February 2022. 

We acknowledge that some of the physical, place-based elements of the Practicum will not entirely translate to the digital sphere, however we have shifted the program curriculum to continue to offer a dynamic and relevant platform for cultural practitioners excited to explore the intersection of art and education. Thank you for your consideration, we are truly thrilled to continue offering this unique professional development opportunity.

At The Studio Museum in Harlem, we believe that behind every transformative educational experience is a seasoned educator. The Museum Education Practicum provides an in-depth look at museum education from the guidance of the Studio Museum’s knowledgeable educators. This course is designed to provide emerging museum and arts educators with an intensive training program. The curriculum includes seminars, professional talks, presentations and opportunities to learn about our education programs. Participants gain firsthand experience facilitating and developing tactics and strategies that deal with adult, school, youth and family audiences. While exploring both theory and practice, participants will enter into a very specific conversation around artists of African descent, contemporary art practice and programmatic strategies.


Program benefits:

· Teaching experience based on inquiry-driven museum education models

· Access to museum professionals, leading curators, scholars, and academics

· Opportunity to be a part of the next generation of scholars and educators

· Opportunity to earn academic credit

· Experience building art-based curriculum

Applicants must have an interest or background in the following fields: Art History, Arts Education, Art Criticism, Museum Studies, Museum Education, Master of Fine Arts or Africana Studies.

All applicants must be able to commit to Wednesday evenings (5:00–8:00pm) throughout the duration of the 10-week program from May—July. Exact dates for the Spring 2022 cohort will be released when the application is open. If you have any questions regarding the program or applications, please email education@studiomuseum.org