Proudly presented by UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business in partnership with The Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the Certificate in Arts Management is an interactive, online program led by vanguard faculty who teach foundational business principles for practical applications in the arts and creative industries.
The program builds upon the passion of the creative professional. It addresses the scope of responsibilities facing leaders in today's art and creative organizations and equips the learner with the skills necessary to manage marketing, fundraising, finance, business development and to lead effectively.
This Certificate in Arts Management applies to careers in the visual and performing arts, museum and gallery management, theatre and company management, orchestra management, gaming, cultural affairs, marketing and many more.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Art and Creative Organizations looking to drive team development.
Individuals looking for a career in arts management and/or professional growth.
Trustees and Leaders with increased oversight, roles and responsibilities.
Working artists looking to strengthen the ability to manage their own careers.
Live zoom sessions with faculty and industry experts
All zoom sessions are recorded in case you cannot attend live
Fully endorsed certificate from UCI's Paul Merage School of Business & Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Orientation to walk through the online tools for navigating the program
Wrap-up event to celebrate a successful program
Orientation: September 28, 2022
Module 1: Effective Leadership (October 3 - 16)
Module 2: Accounting, Finance and Law Management (October 17 - 30)
Module 3: Brand Strategy (October 31 - November 13)
Module 4: Critical Thinking and Decision-Making (November 14 - 27)
Module 5: Fundraising and Board Management (November 28 - December 11)
Wrap-up Event: December 14, 2022
Lisa Barron, PhD, MBA Executive Leadership Coach and Corporate Trainer Barron Management Consultancy
Max Chao Principal and Attorney, Law Offices of Machiavelli W. Chao Lecturer; Business Law Management The Paul Merage School of Business
Thomas Eppel, PhD Lecturer, Operations and Decisions Technologies The Paul Merage School of Business
Molly Lynch Professor and Department Chair of Dance UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Joel Veenstra Lecturer, Associate Head of Stage Management UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Todd Bentjen CEO Forte Strategies
Joel Calvo Lecturer and C-Level Leadership Mentor Merage Institute Program
Jean Davidson President and CEO Los Angeles Master Chorale
Sasha Strauss Managing Director Innovation Protocol
Ivan Williams Executive Producer Scenario Entertainment
What is Arts Management?
Arts management (alternatively arts administration) is the field that concerns business operations around an arts organization or cultural institutions.
Arts managers are responsible for facilitating the day-to-day operations of the organization and fulfilling its mission (for-profit and non-profit institutions)
Who should enroll in the Certificate in Arts Management program? Who is the program geared toward?
Individuals looking for a career in arts management and/or professional growth
Art and creative organizations looking to drive team development
Trustees, board members, and other arts leaders with increased oversight, roles and responsibilities
Working artists looking to strengthen their ability to manage their own careers
Are there any program pre-requisites?
No, there are no program pre-requisites.
What types of jobs will this program prepare me for?
Marketing, program development, program management, administration, fundraising, and other roles in arts organizations
The program will help individuals learn critical business skills and enhance their ability to more effectively manage their career as an artist or leader in the arts industry
Participants will gain valuable and tangible business and leadership skills that are useful regardless of position
Will this program fit in to my schedule?
The program was designed with a busy, working professional in mind.
The program is online, 10 weeks, and self-paced (with a few required/scheduled interactive sessions with faculty and peers)
Program modules are completed in sequence
Though no grades will be issued for the program, there are, however, some assignments and group/peer work to assess learning
Who are the faculty teaching in this program?
This program is a collaborative effort between UCI’s top-ranked Merage School of Business and national leader, Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
The curriculum will be taught by world-renown faculty from the Merage School with guest presentations from arts management industry practitioners, and will include real-world examples and cases relevant to the arts industry
Participants will also have access to instructors through virtual office hours and any scheduled live webinar sessions
What does the program content/curriculum include?
The program content will emphasize the skills and values needed to be successful in the creative industries
The comprehensive curriculum aligns with employer demand for effectiveness in leadership, marketing, fundraising, finance, critical thinking and decision-making, and decisive administration
The program bridges the gap between traditional education and on the job training and is geared towards:
Individuals looking to learn practical tools and frameworks to enhance their careers as well as
Organizations looking to develop and enhance their teams.
What will I receive at the end of the program?
Participants who successfully complete all the program requirements will receive an official UC Irvine Certificate of Completion
Are there scholarships, discounts or payment plans available?
Groups of 3 or more registering for the same program are eligible for an additional 5% off each person’s registration
Can the program be audited?
Sorry, the program is not available for audit
What is your cancellation or refund policy?
There are no refunds (for any reason) once the program starts
If I cannot register for the current program, when will the next program be scheduled?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be added to our distribution list to receive updates on upcoming programs.
This program has given me a greater understanding of leadership and how these qualities can be applied in my career. It provided me with the tools necessary to shape my future in the arts, as well as applicable lessons for my current position. It has opened up both professional and intellectual doors for me.