M.A. in Gallery and Museum Management (MGMM)

Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Art

Advanced training in visual arts administration and management will prepare you for a creative career in art galleries, museums, auctions, art fairs, curatorship and collections management.

Program Overview

Accelerate your career in the arts.

Formerly called Gallery & Exhibits Specialization (MGES), Western’s M.A. in Gallery and Museum Management (MGMM) program provides a fully-accredited, professional terminal master’s degree. The program focuses on preparing you for life in the art business by building the skills needed for success in the gallery and museum sectors.

We offer a flexible, “hybrid” low-residency program that consists of online courses you can complete from anywhere in the world, combined with a two-week summer practicum on campus and an arranged internship at an art gallery or museum of your choice. You can progress through the program at a customized rate and intensity that fit your life and work commitments. If you enroll as a full-time student, you can complete the degree in just 15 months. If you choose to undertake the studies part-time, you can complete in two to four years. MGMM is offered at a competitive state-university tuition, with scholarships and financial aid available. International students may apply for visas.

The business of art

Western’s MGMM program prepares you for a career in managing, collecting and selling art as well as designing, installing and curating exhibits.

Courses

Code Title Credits Description
MGMM 600 Orientation and Practicum 3 View
MGMM 601 Exhibition Principles I 3 View
MGMM 602 Exhibition Principles II 3 View
MGMM 612 Business Principles I 3 View
MGMM 613 Business Principles II 3 View
MGMM 621 Curatorship Principles I 3 View
MGMM 622 Curatorship Principles II 3 View
MGMM 631 Curating the Past 3 View

Careers

Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.

Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.

The data below is automatically collected by Burning Glass Technologies, a firm that sources job market data and provides analytics. The statistics illustrate general trends in U.S. careers, but do not precisely represent every job and salary.

News & Research

New partnership helps Red Rocks Community College students earn accelerated master’s degrees

New partnership helps Red Rocks Community College students earn accelerated master’s degrees

Read More
MGES students research art history in the Gunnison Valley as part of summer practicum

MGES students research art history in the Gunnison Valley as part of summer practicum

Read More
Western Professor Receives NEA Grant

Western Professor Receives NEA Grant

Read More
Western Colorado University adds new accelerated master’s pathway

Western Colorado University adds new accelerated master’s pathway

Read More
MGES student achieves Visitors Services Assistant job at Art Omi

MGES student achieves Visitors Services Assistant job at Art Omi

Read More
MGES student lands Gallery Manager position from internship

MGES student lands Gallery Manager position from internship

Read More
Western’s MGES program welcomes new director

Western’s MGES program welcomes new director

Read More
MGES professor publishes textbook on art business

MGES professor publishes textbook on art business

Read More
Western professor travels to Russia to talk art forgery, graduate studies

Western professor travels to Russia to talk art forgery, graduate studies

Read More

Additional Resources

What is Gallery and Museum Management?

Western’s M.A. in Gallery and Museum Management (MGMM) program is a fully-accredited, professional terminal degree specifically focused on the content understanding, methods and skills necessary …

Learn More

Course Requirements

Course Requirements A minimum of 30 credits is required for completion of the MGMM degree. A final program portfolio of completed course and capstone projects is also required. All students must …

Learn More

Summer Session

MGMM Summer Session All new MGMM students spend approximately two weeks on the Western campus to take MGMM 600, 3 credits, Orientation and Practicum. MGMM 600 provides an introduction to and …

Learn More

Tuition & Financial Aid

MGMM Tuition & Financial Aid Total Cost: $20,350 (30 credits @ $675/credit, plus $100 orientation fee in Year 1). Students typically enroll part time and do not take the full 15 credits/semester. …

Learn More

Application Procedures

MGMM Application Procedures Complete an online admissions application here. Accepting applications now. Admissions Requirements An application for admission to graduate study. A $50 non-refundable …

Learn More

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Quigley Hall
Gunnison, CO 81231