Arts and Culture Leadership Certificate
This certificate provides an opportunity to closely examine complex issues in leadership in the arts and culture sector. Cultural leaders who participate in all three courses will become knowledgeable in addressing the challenges related to audience, private-sector competition, engagement, advocacy, facilities and more.
These courses will take students from the classroom to cultural destinations around the San Diego region for first-hand observation and experiences. Travel to other regions in California will encourage a deeper look into the challenges and opportunities for 21st century organizations in the areas of equity, inclusion and diversity.
A foundational class, Leadership in the Arts and Culture Sector, will cover essential and timely topics in arts and cultural leadership, including stewardship, infrastructure, operational needs, earned income, and the role and economic impact of the arts and culture sector on the San Diego region. The second course, Leading Visitor-Facing Nonprofits, will address needs, expectations, barriers and financial issues related to the visitor experience, which is an essential area of knowledge for arts and culture leaders. Through a travel experience, Arts and Culture Leadership Institutional Tour, students will examine how organizations across California deliver access and programs for diverse audiences. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss government’s role in the arts and culture sector at the local, state and federal levels.
Each course is 3 graduate units. The Arts and Culture Leadership Institutional Tour course requires students to have taken at least one of the other two courses.
Current students in the MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management program may pursue this series as a specialization within their MA program. Graduate students in other programs are encouraged to see advice from their advisor before enrolling in this certificate.
Requirements for the Certificate
|LEAD 525||Leadership in the Arts and Culture Sector||3|
|LEAD 526||Leading Visitor-Facing Nonprofits||3|
|LEAD 527||Arts and Cultural Leadership Institutional Tour||3|
Students who wish to earn a graduate certificate must complete 9 total units of study. Interested parties may elect to take only one or two courses as professional development.