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.
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.
At Western, course rotations are crafted to encompass a variety of subject fields for a comprehensive education and versatile degree. For required courses and degree plans, visit the official University Catalog. Below is a general overview of courses at Western Colorado University related to this area of study.
|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|
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