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Online Courses, B.A. Concentration, Certificates in Arts Management

Study with peers from across the country and around the world in dynamic classes designed to stretch your boundaries and expand your skills.

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Take your classes with the UMass Arts Extension Service, the national leader in online arts management education. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and individual attention within a collaborative environment led by nationally recognized faculty.

Flexible options fit your life:

  • A la carte professional development – Enroll in a fall course today to obtain the skills you need to advance.
  • Online Certificates in Arts Management – Get that credential that will take your career to the next level. Whether you are an emerging professional or on track for leadership, choose the certificate option that is right for you. *No residency requirement saves you time and money.
  • Nation’s only B.A. Concentration in Arts Management – Finish your B.A. and earn credit for your previous life/work experience.

The Arts Extension Service staff is here to help you design your course of study. Contact us at 413-545-2360 or aes@acad.umass.edu.

* Certificates and individual courses can be taken for credit or noncredit, depending upon your needs. This choice impacts the overall price of the program.

World-Class Resources

The Arts Extension Service literally wrote the book on Arts Management. Now in its 6th edition, Fundamentals of Arts Management is used by 45% of colleges and universities that teach Arts Management. It’s the only text required for most of our courses. With new chapters on Arts & Cultural Policy, Greening your Nonprofit, and Creative Placemaking, this book continues to respond to new trends in the field. As a UMass Amherst student, you’ll also have access to both a world-class online library and the National Arts Policy Archive and Library, which hosts more than 50 years of documents from the NEA, AES, NASAA, and the private collections of key leaders in the field.