STUDY AT THE LEAP INSTITUTE IN A COMMUNITY THAT VALUES THE ARTS
Earning your master’s degree in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.) at Colorado State University responds to an increased demand for graduates who can provide vision for arts organizations, communities and municipalities in the 21st Century. We believe that a strong vision for the arts requires a commitment to leadership, a responsibility to arts advocacy, learning how the arts economy drives our communities, urban planning through the arts, creating opportunities for artists, and building skills and confidence with applied skill sets.
Our graduates from the Master’s in Arts Leadership and Management have the certainty that they can apply their skills to opportunities throughout the non-profit and for-profit sectors of our vibrant arts economies and communities and create artistic centers in places that need it.
Arts Management at Colorado State delivers training from a world-class University, provides practical, hands-on experience in the field of the arts, helps enhance the community through arts development, and improves quality of life through thoughtful urban planning and economic development.
Hands-on opportunities include visits to arts venues, seminars with local arts leaders, festival management, internships, real-world case studies, and regular interaction with local and state leaders in the arts.
Electives are chosen by students as a way to enhance and supplement their individual interests and career goals. You can choose from classes such as the ones that are offered below or find classes that you are interested in. You will work with our program advisor to have your electives approved for your course of study.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
HUMAN RESOURCE MANGEMENT
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT theory and case study
MULTICULTURAL AND SPECIAL POPULATIONS
NEW VENTURE MANAGEMENT
TWO WAYS TO EARN A MASTER'S DEGREE
MASTER'S OF ARTS LEADERSHIP AND CULTURAL MANAGEMENT (M.A.L.C.M.):
Study arts management in Fort Collins, Colorado and surround yourself with a community that cares about the arts through wide ranging support. Learn from professors that are already working within the local arts field alongside students who are future arts leaders. Enjoy the vast offerings of events, openings, businesses, internships, organizations and arts incubators throughout Fort Collins.
Classes are mainly offered in the evening to accommodate a variety of student schedules. There is a schedule that will fit your needs.
MASTER'S OF ARTS LEADERSHIP AND CULTURAL MANAGEMENT: (M.A.L.C.M.)
The flexibility of an online program gives students a chance to take classes at times that work for them. 100% online, this degree gives you the ability to stay where you are currently located and build your skill set without leaving your job or uprooting your family.
Electives are chosen by students as a way to enhance and supplement their individual interests and career goals.
You can choose from classes such as the ones that are offered below or find classes that you are interested in. You will work with our program advisor to have your electives approved for your course of study.
Creating and Managing a Career in the Arts
Contemporary Issues in Business
Cultural Resource Management
Heritage Resource Management
Conflict management and communication
Information Technology and Project management
Human Resource Development
Multicultural and Special Populations
Financial Management – Theory and Case Studies
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
New Venture Creation
The Program of Study includes 23 credits within LEAP (Arts Management) and 9 credits of electives.
LEAP 500 Leadership in the Arts 3 credits
Theoretical and applied knowledge about concepts of leadership, leadership styles as applied to arts related organizations.
LEAP 600 Arts Policy and Advocacy 3 credits
Discussion of the role of artist as citizen and how we affect public policy.
LEAP 650 Arts Event Management 3 credits
Technical aspects of events, season and festival management for arts related organizations
LEAP 687* Internship 3 credits
Field internship at local, regional or national arts organization (45 hours per credit)
LEAP 692* Internship Seminar 1 credit
LEAP 660 Arts Collaboration and the Community 3 credits
Research, development and production of outreach projects; team projects for community engagement.
LEAP 670 Law and the Arts 3 credits
Examines the legal foundations of artistic creation including copyright, freedom of expression, public domain laws, and contract negotiation
*Students will take LEAP 687/692 twice during the course of their degree.