Why Pursue an Arts Management Certificate?
Combine your interest in music, art, or theatre with the practical education and experience you need for a career in arts management. You’ll learn key concepts in managing organizations and people, and how to apply these ideas specifically in a nonprofit arts setting. Arts management encompasses a wide range of careers, including managing community arts organizations, leading creative programs and events, or continuing professional education to pursue allied fields such as law, higher education, or publishing.
Take advantage of North Park’s expertise in nonprofit education as you prepare for a career in arts management. Specialized courses include:
- Introduction to Nonprofit Management and Leadership
- Introduction to Arts Management
- Nonprofit Governance and Volunteer Management
- Internship in one of Chicago’s many non-profit arts organizations
With most classes well under 20 students, you’ll be able to build relationships with faculty in both the arts and nonprofit management programs. Professors and your advisor will get to know you and help you find opportunities to gain valuable practical experience, including your internship in a management setting.
Faculty Spotlight: Natalie Williams
An Australian-born composer, professor, and higher education administrator, Dean Natalie Williams leads the School of Music, Art, and Theatre with a holistic approach to student development which empowers learners and shapes their professional commitment to serving others through the creative and performing arts.
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