Performing Arts Enterprise, Advanced Graduate Certificate

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Performing Arts Enterprise at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) is offered in partnership with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, one of the world’s leading commercial theater companies. Established in 1912, the Nederlander companies own and/or operate some of the world’s greatest theaters, produce and present premier entertainment, and serve as a consultant and talent booker for their own facilities and other renowned entertainment venues in the US and abroad.

Ideal for early and mid-career performing arts professionals, this advanced certificate program provides the opportunity to gain advanced training in the development and production of commercial performing arts productions. Classes are taught at Boston University by leading practitioners from the Broadway theater and performing arts communities, and include site visits to New York City, where students will interact with leading figures in the commercial art world. Students will learn how to manage commercial arts venues, secure and develop commercial productions, engage with new technologies and innovative partnerships, and learn best practices in programming performing arts productions. The advanced certificate includes an intensive internship with a commercial performing arts program in New York or abroad.

Students completing the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Performing Arts Enterprise should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the history, structure, and institutional behavior of performing arts organizations in the US commercial sector.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with a sophisticated skill set emphasizing best practices with regard to the development of commercial performing arts projects.
  • Identify, interpret, and apply relevant legal regulations in the management of commercial arts enterprises.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and factors affecting the development and touring of performing arts productions internationally.
  • Take a strategic approach to their personal development, networking, and self-marketing for professional advancement within the field of commercial performing arts management.

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