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"I like having small classes. I like my advisor. I like that everybody in my classes has a lot in common with me- they're my age & don't take school for granted." -UWW student

arts management

the nation's top arts management program. 

Welcome to the nation's only online bachelor's degree with a focus in arts management.

Custom-built for arts managers, artists, civic leaders and those just entering the field, this degree will help you advance your career in non-profit arts administration, gallery management, or as the owner/manager of an arts organization, program or business. 

And best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money. 

outstanding instructors. arts administration courses you need. 

As a UMass UWW student you will take courses through the renowned UMass Arts Extension Service,  the leading provider of arts administration curriculum and authors of the nation's most in-demand arts management text book. These experienced and accomplished arts administration faculty offer small, interactive courses on topics such as arts management, marketing, fundraising, program evaluation; finance, board development, strategic planning, arts education and policy, greening your arts organization, and creative economy (a first in the nation). 

Working with extraordinary arts administration colleagues throughout the nation and around the world, you will have the opportunity to immediately apply what you have learned to a case study organization or business (ideally your own!) 

a great education. credit for experience. support you deserve. 

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree online at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in arts management, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses.

time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For over 45 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults seeking an arts management education choose UMass UWW.