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Graduate Exhibition Design Program Learning Outcomes

Upon Graduating from the program, students will be able to:

• Create original exhibition concepts that drive the narrative design experience, and illustrate those concepts in the form of a conceptual bubble diagram including key and supporting information.

• Interpret an exhibition’s content with accuracy and in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of the audience, client, venue, and illustrative of the narrative form.

• Demonstrate an awareness of and ability to research an exhibition’s various audience types, its client, and the unique qualities and regulations of the exhibition’s site.

• Render and graphically brand an exhibition environment that is comprehensive and highly experiential, meeting the project’s audience, educational and design experience goals.

• Generate print, digital and 3 dimensional materials that clearly communicate an exhibition’s structural, graphic and multimedia design elements, as well as the exhibition’s narrative dynamic and tone.

MA Exhibition Design, 39 Required credits. (one additional elective course offered). Effective Fall 2015-2016 Academic Year.

Fall Semester 1 ED541 Introduction to Exhibition Design Graphics 1.5
  ED581 Introduction to the Exhibition Design Studio 1.5

ED571 Illuminating the Exhibition Experience  3
  ED582  Exhibition and Planning Design Studio 3
  ED572   Exhibition Design Historical Perspectives and Theory
Winterim (optional) ED573 International Professional Practices Seminar 3
Spring Semester ED523 Exhibition Design for the Museum Setting  3
  ED531 Presentation Techniques 3
ED542 Exhibition Design Graphics 3
ED584 Exhibition Development and Evaluation 3

Summerim ED691 Exhibition Design Thesis: Directed Research 3

Fall Semester 2  ED632 Advanced Presentation Techniques 3
ED643 Exhibition Design Graphics II 3
ED651 The Exhibition Model 3
ED691 Capstone Project Development & Qualifying Paper 3

     All degree requirements completed, 39 - 42 credits  
 Spring (optional) IC592 Elective: Internship
    *If taken, Internships will extend the student's expected date of graduation until completed. Financial aid restrictions might apply

Rubric for Graduate Exhibition Design Thesis Capstone  
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