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International Arts Management Certificate

Certificate in International Arts Management

American University's graduate certificate in international arts management is your connection to a bigger impact, more rewarding work, and a vibrant network of professionals and thought leaders in global cultural initiatives.

In a single academic year, the certificate will ground you in theory and prepare you for action in a full spectrum of management and leadership positions in the arts.

The certificate in international arts management represents an innovative collaboration between AU's highly ranked Arts Management Program and the International Communications Program of the School of International Service (ranked #5 in the world). The partnership brings deep insight and a global network to the opportunities and challenges of cultural work of international scope or work with significant cross-cultural or transnational components.

A joint certificate awarded by American University's School of International Service and College of Arts and Sciences is a symbol of professional achievement widely recognized by international organizations, non-profit agencies, corporate and government employers. This certificate is ideal for individuals who want an advanced academic credential and professional connections without the larger commitment and requirements of a master's degree.

Classes are offered every spring and fall, during evening hours. The certificate program requires 18 hours of approved graduate-level course work, which can be combined into a single academic year, or adapted to three or more semesters based on your schedule. If you decide to continue into our master's in arts management, up to 12 of your certificate credits are transferable toward the degree (additional application required).

Graduates of this certificate can expect to increase their impact and potential in their current employment, or to transfer their skills to important work in embassies, international cultural NGOs, international divisions of cultural institutions, government entities dedicated to arts and culture and similar organizations.

Significant and meaningful work in the arts is increasingly global, and the skills and insights of trained professionals are in high demand. Build your knowledge, grow your network, and make your mark with this flexible, focused academic program.

Contact us now for more information, or to talk about how the graduate certificate in international arts management can support your career goals.