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Arts Management

(12 Credit Hours)

Arts Management

This certificate program is administered jointly by the Master of Public Administration Program and the School of the Arts. The curriculum prepares artists, performers and aspiring arts managers for the ever-changing demands and challenges faced by nonprofit cultural institutions on an almost daily basis. It is particularly useful for professionals working in arts management or related fields who want to expand their knowledge of the administrative principles of arts management, but may not have time to enter a master’s degree program. In addition, it’s useful for those professionals who would like to try a few courses before deciding on a degree program. Classes are taught by award- winning faculty with academic training and significant experience in arts management.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official college transcripts
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Writing sample demonstrating an ability to perform literary analysis and conduct research, and/or a portfolio of arts- management-related work samples
  • Letter of intent


For the most up-to-date information, visit Treasurer's Office Tuition and Fees.

Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1 (priority deadline for students seeking financial aid and scholarships); July 1 final deadline for all other students
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Contact Information

Karen Chandler
program director