Arts Leadership & Cultural Management

Arts Leadership & Cultural Management is the newest program offered by the School of Fine Arts.
There are two courses of study for students - an in-residence MFA program and an online Graduate Certificate.

MFA in Arts Leadership & Cultural Management

The 3-year curriculum is highly individualized and divided into two main parts; the core curriculum, which all MFA students are required to take, and advanced research and training in each student’s chosen area of expertise within the general field of arts administration. Examples of areas of specialization include:

  • Fundraising & Development
  • Marketing
  • General Management
  • Labor Relations
  • Executive Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Community Engagement
  • Advocacy
  • Budgeting and Finance

You may find a list of courses in the Graduate Catalog under Dramatic Arts.

To apply for the MFA in Arts Administration, please visit After creating an account and entering your personal information, please use the following in the "Enrollment Information" section:

  1. Admissions requested for: Fall 2018
  2. Field of study and degree: Arts Administration (MFA)
  3. Concentration: Arts Administration
  4. Campus of intended registration: Storrs

Questions? Please contact:

Constance DeVereaux | Director, MFA in Arts Administration | 860-486-1210

Arts Administration Graduate Online Certificate

UConn’s online Arts Administration program is designed for individuals currently working in the field that wishes to expand their knowledge base or advance their careers, trustees who find themselves with new oversight roles, and young professionals that desire to enter the arts administration field.