Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Graduate Study

Arts and Cultural Management - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts degree in Arts and Cultural Management is a multidisciplinary degree administered by the College of Arts and Letters that prepares students for leadership positions related to the management and advocacy of arts and cultural organizations or industry dimensions of an artistic and humanistic entrepreneurial career. Students will choose from a concentration within the program for deeper exposure to artistic and cultural management depending on their area of interest.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and the College of Arts and Letters, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Arts and Cultural Management

The Master of Arts degree in Arts and Cultural Management is available only under Plan B (non-thesis). A total of 30 credits are required for the degree. At least 15 credits must be at the 800-level.

               
Students must complete 30 credits from the following courses:
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
ACM 801 Introduction to Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 892 Arts and Cultural Management Seminar 3
2. One of the following courses (6 credits):
ACM 871 Internship in Arts and Cultural Management 6
MUSM 893 Museum Internship 6
3. Three of the following courses (9 credits):
ACM 461 Strategies of Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 462 Promotion and e-Commerce in Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 463 Event Production and Planning for Arts and Culture 3
ACM 868 Non-Profit Law for Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 869 Policy and Advocacy for Arts and Cultural Management 3
4. One of the following concentrations (9 credits):
Museum Studies
1. The following course (3 credits):
MUSM 886 Fundamentals of Museum Studies 3
2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
CSUS 431 Interpretation and Visitor Information Systems 3
CSUS 873 Culture, Communities and Tourism 3
MUSM 492 Special Topics in Museum Studies 1 to 6
MUSM 494 Museum Exhibitions: Theory and Development 3
MUSM 495 History Harvest 3
MUSM 498 Learning in Museums 3
MUSM 888 Curatorial Practices in Museums and Cultural Organizations 3
MUSM 895 Special Topics in Museum Studies 3
MUSM 897 Practicum in Museum Studies 1 to 6
Management Studies
1. Two of the following courses (6 credits)
ACM 464 Education and Outreach for Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 465 Leadership and Innovation for Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 467 Development and Public Relations for Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 468 Facilities and Operations for Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 891 Special Topics in Arts and Cultural Management 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ACM 461 Strategies of Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 462 Promotion and e-Commerce in Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 463 Event Production and Planning for Arts and Culture 3
ACM 868 Non-Profit Law for Arts and Cultural Management 3
ACM 869 Policy and Advocacy for Arts and Cultural Management 3
This requirement can only be met by choosing the course not used to fulfill requirement 3. above.
Other management-focused, arts and humanities courses, including independent study, as applicable, may be substituted with the approval of the academic advisor.
5. Completion of a final oral examination or evaluation.