CU Boulder's professional graduate certificate in arts administration provides students with the managerial skills and knowledge to work in the performing arts industry. Students will gain knowledge and insights into the opportunities and challenges facing today's arts administration professionals. This program offers the skills and education needed for a successful career in arts management in music, dance and theater.


Admission Requirements 

Applicants should have either an undergraduate degree in an arts discipline, or a bachelor's degree in any other discipline plus at least 3 years of professional experience working in an arts organization. This certificate program is also open to all students already enrolled in a graduate degree in music, theatre or dance.

Required Courses and Credits

The graduate certificate in arts administration is comprised of three 3-credit courses:

MUSC 5978Introduction to Arts Administration3
MUSC 5938Management and Leadership in the Arts3
MUSC 5948Sustainable Arts Organizations: Forecasting and Fundraising3

For application instructions and deadlines, please consult the Graduate School's Admissions webpage and the College of Music.