Museum Management (MA)
Fine Arts MA; Museum Management Concentration -- Department of Art and Design
Montclair State University's Cosla Collection in Kasser Theatre
MA Museum Management Program Coordinator: Dr. Dorothy Heard; 973-655-4210
The Master of Arts (MA) in Fine Arts, Museum Management Concentrationis an experiential program that prepares students for work in museums of all kinds including those that display art, or artifacts, that illuminate the history of art, humanity, archeology, and the sciences. The program also provides solid preparation for careers in art galleries, auction houses, historical societies, and virtually any type of cultural institution. It is designed for individuals at any stage of their career, serving both the advancement needs of individuals already working in cultural organizations and those seeking entry for the first time.
Students learn about current organizational practices, legal responsibilities, collections-management strategies, and exhibition techniques required to operate a range of institutions. Likewise, they develop a critical sense of the ethics and politics of such organizations, developing skills for fund raising and lobbying for cultural support. The Museum Management curriculum and courses are grounded in progressive teaching methodologies reflecting the highest standards of the profession.
Curriculum requirements for the MA in Fine Arts, Museum Management Concentration and other programs in the Department of Art and Design may be found through the following links:
- Fine Arts, Museum Management Concentration (M.A.) - Graduate
- University Catalog – Art and Design section
The faculty in the Department of Art and Design consists of more than 28 full-time faculty and 90-plus adjuncts and visiting professionals, including renowned guest artists and art critics.
Faculty Directory Links —
Additional information on graduate programs, including admission requirements for the MA in Fine Arts, Museum Management Concentration, may be found on the Graduate School Web page.