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Graduate Certificate in International Arts Management

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants must fill out an application and submit their official transcripts along with a one page statement of purpose to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions Office. 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 System (IELTS) unless they hold a degree from a U.S.-accredited institution (before enrollment at SIS and CAS). The minimum TOEFL score for full admissions consideration is 100 on the Internet-based test (IBT), 250 on the computer-based test, or 600 on the paper-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

The priority deadline for fall 2012 admission is July 15. After July 15, the program continues to accept applications on a rolling basis, but cannot consider applicants for merit awards.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 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 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

The program is designed to customarily be completed in one academic year. Coursework includes classes in arts management, international cultural management, international cultural policy, public diplomacy, and cross-cultural communication. A rigorous course of study, the Certificate culminates in a Capstone course, in which students complete a final juried project that integrates theory and practice in international arts management and contributes to the field of international arts management through creative and informed problem solving.

Arts Management

  • PERF-570 Survey of Arts Management (3)
  • PERF-596 International Cultural Management (3)
  • PERF-690 Independent Study in the Performing Arts (3)

International Communication

  • SIS-642 Cross-Cultural Communication (3)
  • SIS-628 Public Diplomacy (3)
  • SIS-645 International Communication and Cultural Policy (3)