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Arts Management Graduate Certificate

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The Arts Management Graduate Certificate at the College of Charleston is jointly administered by the Master of Public Administration program and the School of the Arts and meets the needs of individuals seeking a broader education in managing affairs within the arts sector, serving as a stepping stone for strengthening knowledge in arts advocacy on a local, state and federal level.

The Graduate Certificate Program in arts management serves professionals currently working in arts management or related fields who desire to expand their knowledge and skills, but may not be able to enter a full graduate program. The program offers courses currently available in the Master's of Public Administration Program with an emphasis on preparing arts managers to meet the ever-changing challenges placed on non-profit cultural institutions.

For information visit the MPA website or call the arts management office at 843.953.6301.


"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."

Ingram Brooks,
Call Center Manager, Spoleto Festival USA
and current College of Charleston Graduate Student

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