Graduate Minor in Arts Leadership and Business

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Program Description

The undergraduate and graduate minors in Arts Leadership and Business provide an educational foundation to explore current and emerging professional practices in a variety of creative industry fields

Whether students wish to work for arts organizations or become entrepreneurs, the Arts Leadership and Business curriculum is designed to accommodate students with diverse career interests.

Faculty and instructors have extensive professional experience in their fields, offering students exposure to their arts organizations or businesses, as well as professional networks and resources. The curriculum for the minor utilizes teaching and learning approaches that are case-study and/or problems-based to gain real-world exposure to current arts management issues. Arts Leadership and Business electives are offered through rotating problems and advanced topics courses that explore non-profit and for-profit arts management structures.

In addition, the Arts Leadership and Business minor requires a rigorous internship with an arts organization, business, or government agency to gain work training under the mentorship of a professional arts leader. Through course work and internship opportunities, students are better prepared to make informed decisions about career choices in the complex environment of the creative economy.

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Art is not just important to us here at UNM, it’s part of us. We teach it, create it, and embrace it. It shapes our identity and even drives our economy. Whether it’s cast or woven, printed or painted ... Read More

Art is not just important to us here at UNM, it’s part of us. We teach it, create it, and embrace it. It shapes our identity and even drives our economy. Whether it’s cast or woven, printed or painted, disruptive, experimental, theoretical or visionary, we have an insatiable love and deep respect for the artist and their practice—and if you do too, we should really talk. Read less