Cal State East Bay offers a graduate-level certificate program in Art Museum and Gallery Studies, preparing those seeking careers in art museums, galleries and cultural centers for entry-level positions. Students planning to enroll in the program during the spring quarter must do so by the March 29 deadline.
As the only program of its kind offered in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the few in the United States, students who take advantage of this self-paced program will gain the educational foundation necessary for a successful career as a museum or gallery professional.
The program consists of five required courses, ranging from “Theories and Practices of Galleries and Museums” to internships at a museum or gallery where duties may include professional exhibition and design under the direction of the museum or gallery staff.
Students will learn from noted curator and seasoned instructor Lanier Graham, the former Chief Curator of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and a member of the Training Committee of the International Council of Museums. Many of his students have secured positions at Bay Area museums such as the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Stanford University Art Museum and Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College.
Admission to the Art Museum and Gallery Studies certificate program is open only to those students who receive permission from the instructor prior to enrollment.