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Professional Certificate in Arts Management

Are you interested in the business side of the arts and ready to move beyond trial and error? Get the skills you need to inspire a successful career in non-profit arts or creative business with the Professional Certificate in Arts Management.

  • This certificate is ideal for those interested in a full spectrum of training, from core (Fundraising, Marketing, and Financial Management) to advanced skills.
  • Introduction to Arts Management may be a required course depending on your level of experience.
  • No application process necessary. Just sign up!

Professional Certificate in Arts Management

If you want to expand your skillset, update your resume, or be more marketable, the Professional Certificate is for you. The Professional Certificate requires successful completion of eight classes (earning a grade of C or better).  You can complete the Professional Certificate in as little as fifteen months and (if taken as non-credit) for only $7700. There’s no application required, just sign up and get started!

Earn your Professional Certificate in Arts Management by successfully completing eight (8) of AES’s online courses.

You may choose from any of the courses listed below. If you are new to the field, AES recommends you include Introduction to Arts Management, Arts Fundraising, Arts Marketing, and Financial Management in the Arts in your program of study — but feel free to tailor your certificate to meet your needs, experience, and areas of interest.

Let the Arts Extension Service 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 to make an appointment to meet with the Director or one of our advisors.

If pursuing the Core or Professional Certificate, once you have completed your required number of classes please request your certificate using the form below and return it to our office at aes@acad.umass.edu

Request form for Certificate in Arts Management