Arts and Cultural Management, MPS
THE PROGRAM’S STRUCTURE
The ACM program is a two-year, cohort-based program. Participants are required to take 42 credits to complete the program and receive a master of professional studies (MPS) in Arts and cultural management. The program has five required semesters—fall, spring, summer, fall, spring. Each semester is divided into two terms and participants enroll in two courses per term, with the exception of semesters three and five. Courses are taken in order as listed in the program curriculum. Two five-day intensives—at the beginning and in the middle of the program—provide the opportunity for several brief, intensive courses, including behavioral simulation and negotiating modules.
Coursework is concentrated in these sessions and moves at a fast pace. Class attendance is critical, since each alternating weekend of classes is one-tenth of the entire course. Students are required to complete the 42-credits of the program to graduate.
We offer applicants from around the world an alternative to a traditional MBA for those who value applied creativity. Our program connects creative thinking with strategic thinking and is designed for those who want to apply their creativity to lead and manage. Applicants should have an interest in designing cultural experiences, events, and programs that enrich, enliven, and engage. We are looking for applicants who want to be actively involved in designing futures and shaping prosperity using culture as an asset.
Candidates who apply by January 5 will receive priority consideration in regards to scholarship. However, the department will also continue to review applications after January 5 to assure that we have full enrollment across disciplines and from around the world.
The ideal candidate wants to use the creative and strategic arts to make a difference in our shared world and to build a work life that will enable that. The required statement of purpose should reflect the applicant’s personal vision of how this program fits in with his or her personal and professional goals, including how the applicant hopes to use the skills he or she acquires in this program. The statement should be no more than 500 words or two pages. In some cases, volunteer experience will be an acceptable demonstration of interest in the field. An interview (in person or by phone) with the program director is required for admission. A TOEFL of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 553, IELTS or IELTS Indicator of 6.5, Duolingo of 105, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. The GMAT is optional and not required. Choosing to omit the GMAT will not affect your application negatively.
Course enrollment is available to fully matriculated design management and arts and cultural management students only.
|ACM-625||Leadership and Team Building||2|
|ACM-641||Management of Arts & Cultural Organizations||2|
|ACM-645||Art in the Urban Environment||2|
|ACM-623||Financial Planning & Budget Management the 21st Century||2|
|ACM-624||Arts & Cultural Education||2|
|ACM-642||Nonprofit Law & Governance||2|
|ACM-626||Managing Innovation and Change||2|
|ACM-646||External Relations for Nonprofit Managers||2|
|ACM-664A||Integrative Capstone: Planning and Advisement||1|
|ACM-621||Strategic Marketing for Arts & Culture||2|
|ACM-622||Fundraising for Arts & Culture||2|
|ACM-643||Art, Culture, and Social Policy||2|
|ACM-628||Advertising & Promotion||2|
|ACM-644||Cultural Pluralism: Designing Cultures Of Inclusion||2|
|ACM-651||Finances and Financial Reporting For Nonprofit Managers||2|
|ACM-664B||Shaping the 21st Century: Capstone Captone||2|
|ACM-671||Managerial Decision Making||1|
|DM-643||Intellectual Property Law||1|