Arts Administration Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration serves the many practicing and aspiring arts professionals who do not have the time or resources to commit to a full program of graduate study, or may already possess a graduate degree in another field. This certificate may be of particular interest to experienced professionals in related fields who are considering a career change.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of the history, structure, and institutional behavior of arts organizations in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors in the U.S.
  • Proficiency in financial management and an understanding of the important legal issues inherent in managing performing and/or visual arts organizations.
  • Competence sufficient to confidently approach arts organizations in order to obtain at least an entry-level position in the field, serve more effectively as a board member or volunteer; or begin the process of effectuating a career change.

Certificate students will have access to all the resources of the department and the University, including the extensive network of visual and performing arts organizations that has employed Boston University graduates, and internship and job placement services.

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