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Cultural Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Cultural Entrepreneurship empowers students to create diverse, viable and sustainable projects and organizations that impact social and cultural issues.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

Cultural entrepreneurs combine their passion for creative and cultural products and programs with creative, out-of-the-box thinking to forge the resilience of the arts sectors and the wider communities they serve. Cultural entrepreneurs employ innovative approaches to audience engagement—like a roving theater company, pop-up museum, or smartphone app for artistic collaboration—to deliver artistic value to wide and diverse audiences and make a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. Today’s cultural entrepreneurs operate in diverse professional environments, from consulting for organizational transformation to launching a creative startup. By understanding community impacts and activating a range of cultural and creative experiences, cultural entrepreneurs play a crucial role in ensuring the vitality of artistic engagement, advancing community goals, and strengthening society. 

The Graduate Certificate in Cultural Entrepreneurship empowers students with a critical, creative perspective on arts programming and management and a myriad of creative management tools that harness new technologies for artistic engagement. 

The program prepares students to become innovators in a range of artistic and cultural disciplines, from music, visual art, theater, and dance to community-building and transformation. The curriculum offers students the opportunity to identify opportunities for evolution in the arts and cultural sectors and to develop critical, creative practices; leadership acumen; and skill sets in arts management, strategic planning, and performance analysis to conceive and implement creative, cultural programming for community engagement and positive impact.  

The program is conveniently offered 100% online.

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Interests of Cultural Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate Students

  • administration
  • art
  • arts
  • culture
  • entrepreneurship
  • management
  • museum
  • music
  • non-profit

Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Grant writing
    • Management
    • Budget planning
    • Strategic planning
    • Event planning
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Arts administrator
    • Fundraising
    • Development
    • Arts programming
    • Educational programming,

Cultural Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate Requirements

The certificate consists of twelve credit hours. Students complete three core courses and select one elective.

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Rebekah E. Moore

Assistant Professor Music Industry, Graduate Coordinator Arts Administration and Cultural Engagement

Department Chair:

Daniel Strong Godfrey

Department Chair, Professor


Cathy Bright

Graduate Enrollment Manager

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