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The Arts Extension Service is a national arts service organization located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, working to serve the arts through education, research, publications and consulting. 

The Arts Extension Service is the nation's leading provider of Arts Management education and training for students and professionals in the arts and in arts management. AES offers the nation's only online Arts Management bachelor's degree, two online Arts Management Core and Professional certificates and a new Certificate in Arts Management for students on campus. We also offer publications, research services, and training programs for state, regional, and local arts agencies.  In 2015, we launched our new Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, serving students and faculty as well as the region’s artists and  other creative businesses.

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Online Classes with Real World Examples

In many Arts Extension Service courses, students work with a case study organization to apply their learning in real-time throughout the... Read More

Testimonials

Kathleen McDonald

“The classes I took through Arts Extension Service shaped the direction of my career. I use the model provided in Strategic Planning for all... Read More

Mount Ida

The Arts Extension Service has teamed up with Film Studies to provide students with the opportunity to live in Newton at the Mount Ida Campus and intern at organizations relevant to their studies.