Stephen Masiclat, Associate Professor
John Petosa, Professor of Practice
Johann Comprix, Assistant Professor
Ernest Lathrop, Assistant Professor
Brenda Wrigley, Associate Professor
The Arts Leadership Certificate Program is a 15-credit hour program for recent college graduates and experienced practitioners. Candidates acquire core skills to develop career options in allied fields or advance their careers in cultural leadership of for-profit or non-profit arts organizations in the visual and performing arts. The curriculum encompasses coursework in entrepreneurship and leadership; marketing and public relations; financial accounting and budgetary planning; operations; strategic planning and analysis; financial and audience development; education and outreach; and legal, ethical, and public policy issues in the arts.
Applicants must have a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university and strong GRE test scores or be enrolled in an MA in process, and demonstrate knowledge of the arts or business management or both.
Required Application Documentation • A 500-word personal statement explaining the applicant’s motivation for studying arts leadership. The essay should include the applicant’s career goals and work experience, and how they have informed his or her decision to apply to the program. • Three (3) letters of recommendation • One (1) copy of official transcript(s) • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants.