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The M.A. in Arts Leadership Program is embarking on its 9th anniversary in the 2021 – 2022 academic year. I couldn’t be more proud of all we have accomplished together as a program alongside our incredible community partners. I am looking forward to more personal and professional success stories to emerge from our students and alumni this year.

The Arts Leadership Program will be offering two new and exciting courses this school year: Introduction to Museum and Gallery Management and Introduction to Arts and Health. We hope to expand these offerings in the years to come as graduate certificate programs in their respective fields and will be working diligently to ensure the curriculum is aligned with the needs of our community. Stay tuned!

Wishing you all a fantastic 2021 – 2022 school year. GO COOGS!

Fleurette S. Fernando, M.F.A.
Director, M.A. in Arts Leadership Program



Academic Programs

  • Master of Arts

    The graduate program in Arts Leadership will provide advanced study in the management and promotion of arts organizations across artistic disciplines.
  • Dual Degree Program

    The dual degree options present a unique opportunity for performers, studio artists, and scholars to combine discipline-specific arts practices with the field of professional arts administration. 
  • Arts and Health Certificate

    The graduate certificate in Arts and Health combines the fine and performing arts into the areas of health, healthcare and well-being.

  • Museum and Gallery Management Certificate

    Museum management is transferable across various types of museums, including children’s museums, history museums, natural science museums, etc. 


“Before discovering this program I didn’t know that I could be involved with the arts professionally, without being a professional artist. The Arts Leadership Program helped me pivot my career track and find a job in a sector that I am passionate about.” Ryann Roussel (MA ’17)