Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management
The Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management prepares individuals to take on leadership and management roles in the arts, culture, and creative sectors. Students acquire skills for managing the financial, budgetary, fundraising, advocacy, and marketing aspects of creative organizations, combined with entrepreneurial know-how.
Coursework emphasizes practical application combined with theoretical reflection, critical inquiry, and higher order decision-making abilities.
Internships with leading organizations and other work/learn opportunities are integral to the program. As the demand for individuals to take on leadership roles in the creative sector grows, graduates of this program will be able to meet the challenge in for profit, non-profit, and governmental arenas.
Arts Leadership and Cultural Management Online Graduate Certificate
The Arts Leadership and Cultural Management Online Graduate Certificate trains you in management of arts and cultural organizations and for careers in the arts and cultural industries. The courses in the program emphasize governance/leadership, budgeting/finance, fundraising, and marketing. This program provides you with the practical and theoretical contexts for leading arts organizations to greater success.
You will learn marketing principles for arts and culture industries by learning to translate arts and cultural programming into unique value propositions using analysis, research, and audience insight about the value of the arts; Management of organizational finances for decision making. You’ll learn how to take the leadership role in the financial direction of your organization, working with boards, staff, and other decision makers; Fundraising and development planning, working with donors, corporate sponsors, and directing development staff toward success; Leading the structure and nature of arts organizations from the legal, philosophical, and community service perspectives.