Arts Management Certificate

A certificate program for students majoring or minoring in music, art, or theatre.

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.


10sh coursework
Encouraged participation in a professional art organization
Full program requirements

Interesting Classes

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

Personal Attention

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.

Performance and Exhibition Opportunities

  • Ensembles, choirs, and worship teams
  • Student-produced storefront theatre productions
  • Junior and senior group and solo art exhibits


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