This certificate is designed to prepare leaders for arts institutions. For students in the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies program who expect to pursue a primary career path in fine arts, this certificate provides backrgound for management and administration of arts organizations. For students in the Master of Public Administration program who expect to pursue a primary career path in public service, this certificate provdies additional preparation for service to arts organizations. Students with other backgrounds may also find value in this program.
The Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration is a joint program between the Department of Public Administration and the Visual Studies Workshop.
The Certificate in Arts Administration is open to two types of students:
Students must meet the College's standards for graduate study.
In order to obtain the advanced certificate, students must successfully complete (with a grade of "B" or better) four graduate courses. MFA or MPA program courses used for this certificate may also be used for respective masters degree, with the approval of the student's advisor.
MFA students pursuing the certificate must complete at least two of the four courses from the department of public administration, and MPA students must complete at least two of the four courses from the visual studies workshop. This curricular structure offers flexibility to students who often have strong experience in one or more of these courses and allows faculty to accommodate special goals and needs through advisement.
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Weijie Wang MA
Celia A Watt Ph.D
(The University Of Texas At Austin)
Professor and Chair
Wendy Wright Ph.D
(SUNY At Binghamton)
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ryan Yeung Ph.D