School of Fine and Performing Arts

Undergraduate Arts Management Certificate

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Why Choose Arts Management?

Passionate about the arts? Interested in an exciting career in the fine arts, music, theatre, film, dance, or other related fields in the world of arts and entertainment? Then the  undergraduate arts management certificate is for you!

A certificate in arts management allows you to blend your passion with a strong foundation in the business and management principles essential in managing and expanding arts organizations.

You will learn critical skills in marketing, nonprofit administration, fundraising, and business writing, along with a required arts internships and electives courses chosen based on your interests and goals. You can work in nonprofit and arts organizations or open and manage your own art-related business.


This program prepares you to excel in a host of professions related to the fine and performing arts. Examples of employers who hire arts managers include:

  • Theatres
  • Museums
  • Orchestras
  • Galleries
  • Film companies
  • Arts councils
  • Talent agencies
  • Dance companies
  • Publishers
  • Recording companies
  • National and local governments
  • Colleges and universities
  • Presenting organizations

Success Stories

The certificate program prepares arts lovers for careers in helping run theater companies, orchestras, art galleries, museums and other organizations.

Academics and Curriculum

The Arts Management Certificate requires only 18 credits including a one-semester internship—so you can add this to your major and complete it in plenty of time!

View the Undergraduate Arts Management Certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Program of Study Checksheet (PDF)


To enter the Arts Management certificate program, students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in fine and performing arts courses. Certificate candidate must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better.

Complete the admission application.


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