The MGES offers a “hybrid” low-residency learning environment of online courses, combined with residencies in both the program practicum on the Western campus and an arranged internship at an art gallery or museum.
Apply by December 31, 2016, and your application fee will be waived. Use discount code "MGES2017" upon submission.
Master in Gallery Management and Exhibits Specialization
For MGES program credit and course requirements, please click on the "Course Requirements" link in the upper left hand menu.
- Improving student understanding in the demanding professional world of gallery management and exhibits specialization, including practical, managerial and entrepreneurial solutions.
- Developing students’ capacity for inter-disciplinary critical thinking, innovation, and collaborative problem-solving with diverse stake-holders in the gallery management and exhibits specialization sector.
- Enhancing career opportunities in arts related disciplines.
Graduates of the MGES program will be able to:
- Integrate previous related academic studies, experience, and interests with the education and professional training of this degree program.
- Effectively support the realistic demands of arts/gallery management, in both the artistic and the business dimensions of the field, in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
- Be fully proficient as exhibits specialists for art and related exhibits, including a wide variety of contemporary, historic, and antique art objects, in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
- Plan, develop and execute gallery and exhibit design and layout, synthesizing and implementing knowledge of aesthetic and design principles, theory and best practices, CAD design tools, and relevant federal and state laws and regulations.
- Continue to develop knowledge and experience in areas of interest beyond graduation, implementing the program readings, tools, and educational materials.
- A BA or BFA degree required before attending first semester in MGES Program.
- Evidence of a program of studies (major or minor, or extensive course work – 9 or more courses) must be demonstrated in one of the following or related disciplines:
- Studio Art
- Art History
- Non-Profit Leadership
- Culture Studies
- Gallery Management or Museum Studies
- Transcripts showing a recommended 3.0 undergraduate GPA or above in relevant courses.
- An eight hundred-to-one thousand word personal statement describing the applicant’s experience and career interests in the art, gallery, museum, and/or cultural heritage sector, and commitment to the arts or cultural heritage.
- A writing sample of eight-ten pages.
- Three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors in related fields.
This program is Colorado Commission of Higher Education and HLC approved.