Arts and Culture Outreach and Advocacy
Become an advocate for the arts by gaining the practical knowledge needed to cultivate arts and cultural initiatives across all kinds of communities. From planning engaging events to applying entrepreneurial thinking, developing marketing plans to securing grant funding, you’ll gain the skills needed to help nonprofit and for-profit organizations create a productive community presence.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Design programming and events that help build community connections
Create grant proposals to secure funding for outreach and advocacy
Devise strategic marketing plans leveraging various media
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Arts and Culture Outreach and Advocacy requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Arts in Arts and Culture Management with a concentration in Arts and Culture Outreach and Advocacy.
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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Arts and Culture Outreach and Advocacy
Based on the Arts & Economic Prosperity V report done by Americans for the Arts, the industry generated $166.3 billion of economic activity every year and supplied 4.6 million full-time jobs.
Goods and services produced by museums, artists, and other artistically inclined organizations accounted for 4.3% of Colorado’s GDP and contributed $13.7 billion to state’s economy, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Growth for administrative service managers is expected to grow 10% through 2026 and employment for event planners is projected to grow 11% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Program Manager Salary: National Average
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"The return on investment for the education is invaluable. Things that I would be working on for my day job, I could apply in to classes. It was a direct connection to the work I was already doing." —Tim Vacca, graduate.
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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
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University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.