Arts Management (Certificate)
The Certificate in Arts Management is designed for current or prospective administrators of public arts agencies or not-for-profit performing, visual, and literary arts organizations. The program is also beneficial to individuals who plan to continue their academic studies at the master's level in preparation for teaching, research, and/or administrative roles in higher education, museums, and other educational and research-oriented institutions. Those who are, or plan to become, self-employed arts and arts-education consultants will find the program valuable as well.
Sixteen (16) semester hours of courses in business and fine arts are required to obtain the certificate. The program of study is as follows:
Arts Experience A minimum of 15 semester hours of course work or equivalent practical experience in one of the creative/performing arts
2. Required core courses(6 semester hours):
3. Electives (10 semester hours):
Ten hours chosen from any of the following electives, with at least one course chosen from each of the elective areas (Business and Art). The final choice of electives must be approved by an adviser.
- FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management
- GAD 250 Business Communication *
- MKT 441 Integrated Marketing Communications
- MLR 340 Human Resource Management
- MLR 443 Entrepreneurship
- OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management
- ART 405 Introduction to Museum Studies - Exhibition Planning and Design
- COM 225 Media Writing
- COM 357 Principles of Public Relations
- THE 381 Theatre Organization and Management
- THE 490 Professional Theater Internship
- ENG 301 Advanced Expository Writing
- ENG 390 Literary Magazine
- UST 410 Proposal Writing and Program Development
Other elective courses as approved by the various departments.
Note: Several of the courses listed above have prerequisites which must be satisfied in order to take the courses.
For information on specific courses, contact the appropriate department.
Interested students should obtain a form called the "Arts Management Checklist," available from the Department of Marketing, to track their progress in the program.