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Leadership Certificate in Arts Management

Are you an arts manager and cultural leader with three or more years of varied work in the arts management field? Good news! The Leadership Certificate is the next step to build your career in the arts.

The Leadership Certificate provides advanced skills and innovative knowledge necessary for emerging, mid-career, and accomplished arts managers to tackle the field’s changing issues with experienced faculty and peers from across the nation and around the world.The Leadership Certificate requires successful completion of four classes (earning a grade of C or better).

The Leadership Certificate consists of four (4) classes:

Two (2) Special Topic Courses:

Two (2) Advanced Courses – select from the following:

APPLY Email a brief, 1-2 paragraph letter of interest (why you are interested in the program and what you hope it will do for your career) and a 1-2 page 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;
  • April 15 for Summer Semester;
  • August 15 for Fall Semester.

Early application is encouraged.
AES provides high-quality, affordable education. The Leadership Certificate can be completed for only $3940 (if taken as non-credit), which includes class and registration fees.

Let us help you find the right class schedule for you. We can assist you in designing your program of study. Contact us at aes@acad.umass.edu or 413-545-2360.

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