Whether your aim is to become a better wordsmith or make a move to arts management, the Arts and Culture program prepares you to develop, create, and promote arts and culture in our society. As the arts and culture industry continues to thrive and lift local economics, it’s essential to gain the skills needed to effectively make an impact in the field.
Gain skills in arts administration, management, and promotion, or choose to learn about the writing and publishing process. Learn an historical context for the arts and address the current state of arts and culture in our society, as well as trends within the arts so you can meet the demands of the creative industries. Current and aspiring arts professionals alike will benefit from the in-depth and relevant entrepreneurial knowledge provided in this program.
This program prepares students to:
- Describe and discuss arts and culture within the context of today's society, economy, and not-for-profit trends
- Address and strategize issues of organizational development, inclusiveness, and leadership
- Plan for programs and events utilizing theoretical guiding principles based on case studies
- Develop plans for audience development in changing cultural and economic context
Welcome to the Arts and Culture program where we develop a diversity of creative skills and knowledge, as well as practical arts management skills and knowledge to move forward in creative careers. Our creative writing, arts management, and art and literary faculty are experienced in their fields as published writers, arts organization directors, artists, and directors of governmental arts and culture offices, to name a few. Our students learn from these instructors while contributing their own experience to a diverse classroom. We invite you to develop your creativity and gain a practical context to move forward in your creative career.