MASTER OF ARTS MANAGEMENT program

Arts Management Capstone Culmination, Class of 2019 . (From left to right: Gerlie Cullado (Alumni Board), Natalie Marrero (Alumni Board), Auni Kazarians, Robin Sukhadia (Faculty), Alma Catalán, Arianna Biering, Cristina Pacheco (Faculty), Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo (Faculty / Program Head), Janice Ngan, Cailin Nolte, Ximón Wood, Olivia Schafer, Annie Brose, Cheukwa Jones, Waheeda Al Hadhrami.) Photo: Charles Swanson.

Arts Management Capstone Culmination, Class of 2019. (From left to right: Gerlie Cullado (Alumni Board), Natalie Marrero (Alumni Board), Auni Kazarians, Robin Sukhadia (Faculty), Alma Catalán, Arianna Biering, Cristina Pacheco (Faculty), Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo (Faculty / Program Head), Janice Ngan, Cailin Nolte, Ximón Wood, Olivia Schafer, Annie Brose, Cheukwa Jones, Waheeda Al Hadhrami.) Photo: Charles Swanson.

The Master of Arts Management program at Claremont Graduate University provides students with the tools to create, facilitate, and evaluate work in the visual and performing arts. With applied skills in administration, finance, and programming, graduates of the Arts Management program emerge prepared for fulfilling careers in nonprofits and social enterprise, public agencies and foundations, arts collectives and creative communities.

The core courses provide a foundation in business and management skills essential to careers in the creative industries. Our personalized, seminar-style learning environment begins with coursework in art management dynamics, public policy, evaluation, marketing and communications, fundraising, and strategic planning. The core is fortified by elective courses and extracurricular programs that speak to student passions and career goals. Arts Management students also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Art Business, and graduate courses offered through the Claremont Graduate University including the Drucker School of Business and the School of the Arts and Humanities.

Curriculum

The core courses provide a foundation in business and management skills essential to careers in the creative industries. Our personalized, seminar-style learning environment begins with coursework in art management dynamics, public policy, evaluation, marketing and communications, fundraising, and strategic planning. The core is fortified by elective courses and extracurricular programs that speak to student passions and career goals. Arts Management students also benefit from access to the full curriculum of the MA in Art Business, and graduate courses offered through the Claremont Graduate University including the Drucker School of Business and the School of the Arts and Humanities.

Capstone Projects

The Arts Management Practicum supports students to identify, shape, and fulfill an applied project in an area of their interest. The capstone process combines direct service to the field of the arts and culture with rigorous critical thinking and social inquiry. Students gain hands-on experience, expand their professional networks, and grow as creative thinkers and qualified arts management professionals.

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