• Fall Course Registration

    Registration for Fall 2019 Is Now Open for Campus Students
    Registration Opens for Online Students June 3

  • "Artist in Business" Training

    Artist-in-Business Training
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Springfield, MA

  • How to Get an Intern

    How to Get an Intern
    Info Session for Artists, Arts-Based Businesses, and Non-Profits
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Summer 2019 Registration Is Now Open!

    Registration for Summer 2019 Is Now Open

  • New Graduate Concentration in Nonprofit & Arts Management

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.

News & Events

How to Get an Intern

The Five College area offers great access to interns for arts organizations and artists, with a wealth of students studying the arts. For... Read More


Tina D'Agostino

“The Arts Extension Service courses, combined with practical experience, have provided a solid foundation for my career in Arts... Read More

National Arts Policy Archive & Library

The Arts Extension Service has teamed up with the National Endowment for the Arts and the UMass Amherst Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives to create the first National Arts Policy Archive and Library.