Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Arts Management

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Arts Extension Service, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Welcome to the nation’s only online bachelor’s degree with a focus in arts management. The Arts Extension Service is the nation’s leading educator in Arts Management programs that suit your unique needs.

Custom-built for arts managers, artists, civic leaders and those just entering the field, this degree will help you advance your career in non-profit arts administration, gallery management, or as the owner/manager of an arts organization, program or business.

And best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money.

This degree is offered through UMass University Without Walls.

Goals and Objectives

Our 100% online courses provide opportunities to learn from instructors and with peers from around the world.

Small class size provides plenty of personal attention from instructors who are leaders in their field. Online discussions encourage peer-to-peer dialogue to enhance your learning, and build your professional contacts.

We aim to keep costs in check! Our affordable classes* use only one textbook, our Fundamentals of Arts Management textbook, and all other readings are embedded in the course, saving you hundreds of dollars each semester. (*With a few exceptions).

You are not alone.
We offer 24/7 online support if you have any technical problems.
Our degree is administered through the UMass Amherst University Without Walls, so you not only have access to the Arts Extension Service faculty and staff, but a whole cadre of advisors and support staff dedicated to helping you succeed!


This is a list of online arts management courses offered by UMass Amherst. This will give you an idea of the types of online courses you would have the opportunity to choose from. As with all colleges and universities, online courses come and go, and this list is subject to change.

Cultural Equity in the Arts
Cultural Policy and Advocacy
Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship
Grantwriting for the Arts
Introduction to Arts Management
Arts Fundraising
Arts Marketing
Arts Programming
Financial Management in the Arts
Strategic Planning
Board Development
Creative Economy and Placemaking
Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organizations

For information on courses required to receive a Bachelor’s from University Without Walls, visit their website.


Students interested in the Online Degree will apply for admission through the University Without Walls and will be paired with an advisor who will work with you to help you complete your degree.

Arts Extension Service
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dee Boyle-Clapp
Min Cho
Johnathan Kuuskoski
Vicki Meek
Terre Vandale

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (413) 545-2360

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