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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
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