Master's Concentration

Arts Development and Program Management

Master’s degree concentration in Arts Development and Program Management. 100% online or evenings. No GRE required. Gain experience managing strategic arts initiatives and development opportunities.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 7
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Plan and evaluate events that inspire community support for arts and culture


Create strategic marketing, audience development, and community outreach plans


Gain funding through grants, sponsorships, and individual donations

Curriculum

MLS in Arts and Culture with a concentration in Arts Development and Program Management requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

5
Core Courses
4
Concentration Courses
3
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Arts and Culture program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
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Year 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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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.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Arts Development and Program Management


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.

Job Titles

Arts Administrator
Arts Advocate
Arts Program Director
Community Arts Manager
Development Director
Event Planner/Promoter
Gallery Owner
Government Arts Program Manager

Program Manager Salary: National Average

$86,065
(Glassdoor.com)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

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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Higher Learning Commission

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.

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