Spring course enrollment is now open! It’s time to invest in your career with four creative and innovative Spring courses from the Arts Extension Service! Our diverse course offerings are the perfect way to broaden your understanding of the arts in an experiential and practical setting.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Calling Paula Del Giudice a renaissance woman is an understatement. She is not only a painter, photographer and writer, but an executive director of a non-profit and “something of a turnaround expert.” She not only has innumerable talents, but the discipline and vision to put these talents to meaningful uses. Arts Extension Service courses allowed her to solidify and expand her already considerable skills, and to apply them to a host of projects.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
AES is pleased to announce that John Delconte has joined our online faculty and will be teaching Creative Economy and Placemaking this spring. In the Creative Economy and Placemaking course, students will learn what the creative economy and creative placemaking are, how they impact arts and culture, the role they can play in revitalizing a community, and what impact the creative economy and creative placemaking may have on their arts management work. Creative Economy and Placemaking can be taken “a la carte,” or as part of our degree and certificate programs, including AES’s new advanced Leadership Certificate in Arts Management.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
This year, AES has two fantastic blog writing interns working with us: Jonah Dratfield and Serena Wong. Both Jonah and Serena are on-campus UMass students interested in careers in writing. Throughout the fall and spring, we will be sharing interviews they are conducting with our on-campus and online alumni about their lives and careers post-study with the Arts Extension Service. Scattered throughout will also be interviews with select intern-internship provider pairs from our Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, as well as other AES "luminaries."
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The Arts Extension Service (AES) is excited to announce a new online Cultural Advocacy and Policy course, which will be offered starting in Spring 2018. Available for credit or non-credit, this course will provide emerging, mid-career, and advanced arts leaders with an understanding of the fundamentals of creating cultural policy, as well as tools for advocacy, so they can create legislative change in their communities. Cultural Policy and Advocacy can be taken “a la carte,” or as part of our degree and certificate programs, including AES’s new advanced Leadership Certificate in Arts Management.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Jonathan Kuuskoski is the instructor for our online Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship course and Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship and Career Services with the EXCEL program at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance! The EXCEL Program provides entrepreneurship training and career services for all. You can read Jonathan's bio here.