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The Arts and Culture master's degree and graduate certificate programs at the University of Denver are offered online or on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. Whether you pursue creative writing or need instruction on developing arts management skills, this master's degree offers busy adults who are current and aspiring arts professionals the strategic and entrepreneurial knowledge they need to explore a successful arts and culture career. The program focuses on the development, creation, and promotion of arts and culture in our society, with concentration focus on arts management, creative writing, or literature. Students learn the essential strategic skills to become a convincing advocate for, practitioner of, or leader in the field of arts and culture. Degree-seeking students also 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.

Degree and certificate students are led by experts with practical experience in the field of arts and culture, whether in arts management, design, literature, or creative writing. Students may customize their master's degree or graduate certificate to meet their specific arts and culture career needs, as a cultural degree presents a wide range of options to explore. Graduate certificate and master's degree seekers will appreciate a hands-on approach in project-oriented courses that provide students with a better understanding of the cultural degree they seek.

Director's Message

Alison Nishi

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.

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From start to finish, the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program provides an unparalleled experience that helps you do more for your career, family, and community.

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Online classes are designed and delivered for busy adults seeking a convenient option to pursue education.

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Non-credit classes offer diverse, interesting topics from politics to the arts, nature to technology. Stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity−all for the love of learning!