Arts Management, M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
12 months
1980 USD/credit 79200 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 79200 USD/year
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Arts Management from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) equips you with the tools to create, facilitate, and evaluate work in the visual and performing arts.


Our ties to the vibrant and dynamic Southern California arts community offer practical research on real issues and close interaction with experienced faculty. You will have a first-hand opportunity to master the skills and knowledge to shape the future of arts organizations regionally, nationally, and globally.

Turn your passion into your profession. Arts institutions in the profit and nonprofit sectors are seeking capable managers with an understanding of the arts, culture, and business to head museums, theatre and dance companies, music and arts education organizations, and cultural centers, and who can advocate for the future of the arts. The Arts Management program from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) blends the best of the Drucker School of Management and the School of Arts & Humanities to balance business courses with graduate-level courses in the study of culture, history, and the arts.

Program Highlights

  • You can explore all options, encompassing for-profit and nonprofit organizational structures in all disciplines.
  • Complete your degree in three semesters or customize the time it takes to fit your professional schedule.
  • The personalized, seminar-style learning environment includes coursework in arts organization dynamics, legal foundations, cultural policy, evaluation, marketing and communications, fundraising, and strategic planning.
  • Take three elective courses in any combination of your choosing, or create a concentration in one area, from a range of options.
  • Fellowships and federal work-study opportunities are available.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Arts Management Dynamics
  • Theory & Practice of Institutional Leadership
  • Arts & Cultural Policy
  • Arts Marketing & Communications
  • Anatomy of an Arts Event
  • Curatorial Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    79200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    79200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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