Heather Fearnbach, coordinator

A Certificate in Historic Preservation is offered for students who are interested in the stewardship and future of historic buildings and structures. Students will develop skills in analysis and critical thinking as they investigate ways in which preservation affects communities. Drawing upon the wealth of Salem’s historic setting, students will develop knowledge and skills in the history and theory of historic preservation; methods of documentation and recordation; issues related to sustainable design; and the ways in which history is portrayed to public audiences outside of academic settings.

Requirements (15 hrs)

  • ARTD 248. History of Design (3 hrs)
  • PRSV 230/ARTD 206. Historic Preservation (3 hrs)
  • PRSV 240. Preservation-Sensitive Practices Sustainable Design (3 hrs)
  • PRSV 250/HIST 211. Public History (4 hrs)
  • PRSV 270. Internship in Historic Preservation (3 hrs minimum)

Students may transfer up to two courses earned prior to admission to the certificate program with the approval of the program director.