Whether your aim is to develop a cultural literacy 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.
Learn to elevate the arts, promote culture, and work within this diverse and creative field. You'll gain an historical context for the arts and address the current state 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! Our coursework, designed and taught by arts and culture professionals, offers students the knowledge they need to enter or advance in arts-related fields. Students graduate with a rich set of skills in areas such as marketing, audience development, event planning, fundraising, program management. The program is ideal for students who aim to work for public or private organizations that promote the visual arts, the performing arts, the humanities, or any combination of the three. We also serve entrepreneurial artists aiming to open or expand their own businesses, such as galleries, dance studios, community theaters, and music venues.