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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Arts Management

As the nation’s top online bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in arts management, the UWW Degree Completion Program will help you kickstart your career, whether you’re already working as an arts manager, community artist, arts educator, or are just entering the field. 

You can tailor your degree to your interests and goals through online courses in areas such as marketing, fundraising, program evaluation, finance, strategic planning, arts education and policy, and creative economy (a first in the U.S.). 

Program Benefits

  • You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended, or on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule. 
  • Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money. 
  • Hands-on Participation: Working with extraordinary arts administration colleagues 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!)  
  • Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in education to run an arts organization for children, to focusing on online business courses to start your own gallery, or online social justice courses to support community and environmental arts activism.

Your Future in Arts Management

With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree focused in arts management, you can advance your career in non-profit arts administration, gallery management, or as the owner/manager of an arts organization, program, or business.

Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses

You will take small, interactive 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 textbook.