The MA in Gallery and Museum Management at Western Colorado University was founded with working art professionals in mind. This graduate program is structured to be maximally affordable, flexible, and doable for anyone looking to advance their career as a curator.

Western’s MA in Gallery and Museum Management (MGMM) explores the various aspects of running a museum or gallery, from meeting customer needs and collection handling to restoration and business administration. The degree covers design, preparatorship, installation, and curatorship, helping students expand their broad professional experience in the arts industry in acquiring management skills and practical expertise in their chosen field.

MGMM is a “hybrid” low-residency program consisting of online courses that students 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 their choice. Because of this flexibility, graduates progress through the program at customized rates and intensities that fit their life and work commitments. Those who are enrolled full-time can earn their degrees in just 15 months, while part-time students are able to complete the program 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. Most students receive some form of scholarship, so the total bill for the tuition comes in under $20,000. Further financial aid is also available.

Western Colorado University is currently accepting applications for this fully accredited, professional terminal master’s degree.

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