GAIN SKILLS TO SERVE ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS REGIONALLY, NATIONALLY, AND INTERNATIONALLY
Looking for a professional development opportunity? Interested in furthering your education in arts management? CSU’s Spur campus at the National Western Complex in Denver hosts courses for Arts Management’s graduate certificate in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management. Engage with other arts management students and leaders in class and connect with the local arts community and organizations through hands-on fieldwork.
Learn how to help nonprofit and for-profit arts and cultural organizations in the creative economy thrive through specialized training in arts management courses that address the following topics:
- Arts leadership
- Arts policy
- Arts advocacy
- Community engagement
- Live events management
Apply the practical skills and leadership methods you learn to your current role working at an arts or cultural organization or use them to help find a new role. Explore the dynamics of arts and cultural leadership and advocacy, learn how arts and culture develops and sustains communities, discover how the creative economy drives growth, and refine your skills in leveraging the power of arts and culture throughout communities.
Study with faculty passionate about arts management
Learn from academic practitioners who are highly published scholars and researchers. Faculty work for, lead, and consult with many arts agencies. Blending academic and industry knowledge allows students to see how theory can be applied to real-world issues faced by professionals in the industry today.
Faculty strive to help students meet their educational goals through community, creativity, and collaborative strategies that are complemented by a strong mentoring pedagogy.
You must be admitted into this program for the graduate certificate to appear on your official University transcript.
Take four classes (12 credits) sequentially in four semesters to earn your certificate.
LEAP 500 Intro to Arts Leadership
LEAP 600 Arts Policy and Advocacy
LEAP 650 Arts Event Management
LEAP 660 Community Engagement in the Arts
Apply credits toward your master’s degree
Transfer coursework into the Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management program after formal admission per University transfer policies. Note: Successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.
Courses: In person on the Spur Campus
Tuition: $655 per credit
Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate in Arts Management
Time Frame: Four semesters