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Arts Management

Arts Management

What is Arts Management?

Arts managers are the bridge between the world of art and culture with leadership, managerial, financial and programming skills.  Studying arts management gives graduates the tools to create, develop, facilitate and evaluate cultural programs and organizations.   Arts managers work in many places—art museums, historical museums, orchestras, theatre companies, foundations, dance companies, arts councils, festivals and arts education centers.  Or, they work for themselves, using the skills gained in arts management to manage the business end of their own arts practices. 

Why MCLA is Different

MCLA is one of the few institutions in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree in Arts Management, and one of the best places to do so.  The world-class cultural economy of the Berkshires provides internships, future employment, and unlimited opportunity for learning outside the classroom.  Majoring in Arts Management provides a unique and rigorous curriculum that gives students the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary arts major while they obtain a liberal arts education.  An $8,400 tuition reduction is available to CT, NH, NY, RI, and VT residents majoring in Arts Management.

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management Offers

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  • A total immersion in the planning, operations, leadership and management of cultural organizations using an interdisciplinary approach to learning
  • A strong background in art, music and theatre combined with marketing, finance and management
  • Expertise in grant writing, fundraising, museum studies, performing arts management, community arts and artist entrepreneurship
  • Small classes that ensure individual mentoring, greater understanding and opportunities for student development
  • Preparation for a professional life in arts and culture, as a well as advanced study in the field
  • Double major with performing arts, art, history or minor with other majors.

Arts Management Degrees

Students can pursue several different degree options in Arts Management including:

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