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Exhibit Designers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Exhibit designers, like the majority of museum professionals, need diverse educational backgrounds to perform well in their jobs. Designers must develop their creative and artistic skills and master mathematics courses. At the high school level, you should take courses in English, history, science, art, and foreign language. These courses will give you general background knowledge you can use to define educational components of exhibitions. Solid geometry, algebra, advanced math, and physics are essential courses for future designers. Exhibit plans must be drawn to scale (often using the metric system) and measurements must be precise. Computer skills are equally necessary as many designers use computer-aided design programs when planning exhibits. Finally, courses in studio art and drawing will introduce you to the hands-on nature of exhibit work.

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