Colorado State University (LEAP Institute for the Arts)

Arts Leadership and Cultural Management


The LEAP Institute for the Arts Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management residential and online program responds to an increased demand for graduates who can provide leadership and organization to the arts; graduates who have the skills and confidence to bridge the arts with applied administration skills. It can be argued that the demand for leaders in the arts community, who can provide vision and entrepreneurship, financial and budgetary skills, advocacy for their art and an understanding of events management and promotion, including marketing, has never been greater. In addition, the demand for people who can use their creative talents continues to grow outside the world of arts and non-profits; a creative mind is a valuable asset to any workplace and graduates will have the confidence that they can apply their skills to opportunities throughout the non-profit and for-profit sectors of our quickly changing economy.



Goals and Objectives

LEAP opens possibilities for career and life through visionary leadership, creative entrepreneurship, impassioned advocacy, and public engagement through a deeper understanding of arts and culture.

The LEAP Institute for the Arts has a set of core values that guide our decision making in all areas. We are committed to Creativity as an indispensable, marketable asset for our futures. We will cultivate Leadership so that we may lead others with the skill set and confidence to achieve our goals. We will embrace the spirit of Adaptation to changing technologies and marketplaces. We exhibit Passion for our creative abilities and seek to inspire others to achieve their goals. We are dedicated to Collaboration so that we may engage as a community to create a better cultural environment.


Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

LEAP 500 - Leadership in the Arts - 3 credits

LEAP 600 - Arts Policy and Advocacy - 3 credits

LEAP 650 - Arts Events Management - 3 credits

LEAP 687 - Internship - 3 credits

LEAP 692 - Internship seminar - 1 credit

*Electives - 3 credits

SECOND YEAR

LEAP 660 - Arts Collaboration and the Community

LEAP 670 - Law and the Arts

LEAP 687 - Internship - 3 credits

LEAP 692 - Internship seminar - 1 credit

*Electives - 6 credits


Admissions

Applicants seeking admission to the Master’s of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management program should follow the instructions outlined on the online application. We also highly recommend a personal visit to Colorado State University where possible. The GRE is not required for admission.

Colorado State University (LEAP Institute for the Arts)
1778 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

FACULTY
Michelle Stanley
Janice McFadden

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (970) 491-3746

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