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Arts Management Graduate Certificate

Arts Management Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Arts Management

The graduate certificate in arts management is for students who wish to augment or begin arts management studies and is designed for those with a number of years of experience in the field. The arts management graduate certificate is a recognized form of continuing education. Students gain knowledge and experience in nonprofit arts management, including fundraising, marketing, governance, and cultural policy.

The arts management program trains students to become arts administrators across performing and visual art disciplines. In building effective advocates for the arts, the program teaches the basic tenets of administration with an understanding of the cultural sector in the global economy. The arts management program trains students to succeed in a wide range of administrative, managerial, and leadership positions in the arts.


Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants must have completed nine or more courses in theatre, dance, music, or visual arts, one third of which should be advanced work or equivalent training. Equivalent training is four or more years’ experience in a professional organization. Students are encouraged to schedule a personal interview with the program director. The application deadline is January 15. Apply online or visit the College of Arts and Sciences graduate admissions Web page for additional information.


Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of approved course work with at least 6 credit hours at the 600-level or above, with grades of C or better 
  • Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit. 

Course Requirements

  • PERF-570 Survey of Arts Management (3) 
  • PERF-571 Marketing in the Arts (3) 
  • PERF-673 Fund-Raising Management for the Arts (3) or PERF-580 Cultural Policy and the Arts (3)
  • 6 credit hours of approved courses at the 500 or 600-level

Graduate Certificates

The Arts Management Program offers three different graduate certificates: 

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