Arts Management Graduate Certificate
"The Arts Management Certificate program has definitely given me a more well-rounded perspective of working in the field. Combining my coursework with real life situations has been a natural development. Understanding the use of technology and arts management has been one of the most beneficial aspects, as well as the connections I've made simply by being in the classes and on campus."
Call Center Manager, Spoleto Festival USA
and Arts Management Graduate Certificate Alumnus
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The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, offered through the Department of English, is designed for students who are enrolled full time so they can complete the degree requirements in two years. They will need a minimum of 39 credit hours with an average of “B” or better, with 12 hours of coursework in the MFA core workshops in a primary genre emphasis (either fiction or poetry), a thesis (a volume of poems, short stories or a novel) and an oral defense. Students will select either a studio or an arts management emphasis.
Students in the arts management emphasis will, along with workshops, literature courses and the creative writing elective, take courses through the graduate program in arts management in management, organization, decision-making and problem-solving in the areas of fundraising, financial management, marketing/audience development, artistic and educational programming, policy, governance, and volunteer management, all as a means to prepare for the fact that jobs for MFAs don't always have to be in the academy, but can oftentimes be found in the creative economy.