Arts Management

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is one of the best places to get an undergraduate degree in Arts Management. Home to Mass MoCA, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Clark Art Institute, Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage Company, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and Jacob’s Pillow, the world-class cultural economy of the Berkshires provides internships, future employment, and unlimited opportunity for learning outside the classroom. Majoring in Arts Management at MCLA provides a unique and rigorous curriculum that gives students the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary arts major while they obtain a liberal arts education.

Goals and Objectives

*A total immersion in the planning, operations, leadership and management of cultural organizations using an interdisciplinary approach to learning
*A strong background in art, music and theatre combined with marketing, finance, strategic planning, leadership, grant writing, and fundraising
*Expertise in museum studies, performing arts management, community arts, arts education and artist entrepreneurship
*Double major with performing arts, art, history or minor with other majors.


MCLA offers a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management, an Arts Management Minor and a Public History Minor. Students are strongly encouraged to double major or minor in an artistic discipline.

Arts Management Foundation Courses
AMGT 130 Introduction to Arts Management
AMGT 235 Fundamentals of Arts & Culture Organizations
ARTH 117 Introduction to Art History or ARTH 217 Contemporary Art
MUSI 251 Introduction to Music
THEA 200 Introduction to Theatre
ECON 141 Macroeconomics

Arts Management Block
AMGT 245 Arts & Culture Marketing
AMGT 255 Financial Management in Arts & Culture
AMGT 305 Writing in Arts & Culture
AMGT 330 Grants & Fund Raising
AMGT 335 Museum Studies
AMGT 340 Performing Arts Management
AMGT 345 Community Arts and Education
AMGT 375 Arts & Culture Leadership
AMGT 450 Career & Portfolio Workshop (1 cr.)
AMGT 540 Internship in Arts & Culture

Electives: Choose 3
AMGT 355 Artist Entrepreneurship
AMGT 365 Arts & Culture Research
AMGT 385 Legal Issues in Arts & Culture
AMGT 435 Advanced Museum Studies
AMGT 430 Topics in Arts Management
AMGT 435 Advanced Museum Studies
AMGT 440 Advanced Performing Arts Management
AMGT 445 Community Engagement
AMGT 500 Supervised Independent Study
ECON 377 Economics of Culture & Tourism


MCLA operates on a rolling admission basis for both Fall and Spring semesters. Early Action deadline is December 1st. To ensure the maximum amount of financial aid and scholarships, we encourage students to apply before the priority deadline of March 1st. Apply today online.