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International Arts Management Graduate Certificate

American University's graduate certificate in international arts management is your connection to a bigger impact, more rewarding work, and a vibrant network of professionals and thought leaders in global cultural initiatives.

In a single academic year, the certificate will ground you in theory and prepare you for action in a full spectrum of management and leadership positions in the arts.

The certificate in international arts management represents an innovative collaboration between AU's highly ranked Arts Management Program and the International Communications Program of the School of International Service (ranked #5 in the world). The partnership brings deep insight and a global network to the opportunities and challenges of cultural work of international scope or work with significant cross-cultural or transnational components.

A joint certificate awarded by American University's School of International Service and College of Arts and Sciences is a symbol of professional achievement widely recognized by international organizations, non-profit agencies, corporate and government employers. This certificate is ideal for individuals who want an advanced academic credential and professional connections without the larger commitment and requirements of a master's degree.Classes are offered every spring and fall, during evening hours.

International Arts Management (Graduate Certificate) [CAS/PERF]

Administered jointly by the School of International Service and College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Performing Arts), this certificate is a symbol of professional achievement widely recognized by international organizations, non-profit agencies, and corporate and government employers. The program is designed for individuals who want an advanced academic credential without necessarily enrolling in a degree program.

Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit all official transcripts along with a one-page statement of purpose. International students whose native language is not English are required to submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) unless they hold a degree from a US-accredited institution prior to enrollment at American University. The minimum TOEFL score for full admissions consideration is 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 credit hours of approved coursework with grades of C or better, with at least 6 credit hours at or above the 600-level. 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