Online Certificate Program in Arts Management

The certificate program in arts management provides students with an understanding of management, marketing, arts and entertainment law, and fundraising and development in arts-related organizations. This certificate program is particularly suited for:

  • new arts administrators who want to broaden their knowledge and skills
  • professionals who are considering a career transition to arts management
  • artists who are interested in starting their own companies or joining existing organizations
  • board members and volunteers who want to become more informed and effective

The curriculum consists of four 4-credit courses and a 3-credit internship (19 credits total), which can be completed within three semesters. Students may take individual courses without commitment to the entire program. All courses except the internship are offered online.

Before starting this certificate program, students must formally enroll in the program by completing the Arts Management Certificate Form of Intent, available at It is also recommended that students visit to learn more about online learning at Purchase College.

To earn the certificate, students must be high school graduates, earn a grade of C or higher in all certificate courses, and send a completed Certificate Request Form to the certificate advisor in the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education during the last semester of their coursework.

Course requirements

  1. Introduction to Arts Management
    CAM 1100 / 4 credits
  2. Fundraising and Development in the Arts
    CAM 3100 / 4 credits
  3. Arts and Entertainment Law
    CAM 3170 / 4 credits
  4. Marketing the Arts
    CAM 3520 / 4 credits
  5. Internship in Arts Management
    CAM 3981 / 4 credits

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