Leadership Certificate in Arts Management

The Leadership Certificate provides advanced skills and cutting edge knowledge necessary for emerging, mid-career and seasoned arts managers from the nation’s leading provider of affordable, online arts management education. The Leadership Certificate offers the opportunity to address the field’s changing issues with experienced faculty and peers from across the nation and around the world.  

The new Leadership Certificate consists of four classes:

The Leadership Certificate is intended for arts managers and cultural leaders with three or more years of varied work in the arts management field. 

To apply, email a brief, detailed letter of interest, sharing why you are applying to the program and how acceptance will impact your career, and your resume with related work experience and education to aes@acad.umass.edu

*Please include a current mailing address and phone number. There is no application fee.

Deadlines to apply are:

  • December 31 for Spring Semester start
  • April 15 for Summer Semester start
  • August 15 for Fall Semester start

Early application is encouraged. For more information, read about our Online Certificate programs and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

AES provides high-quality, affordable education. The Leadership Certificate can be completed (non-credit) for only $2,805, which includes tuition, registration fees, and textbook.