MA in Arts Management (MAAM) Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Arts Management (MAAM) is a 48-unit degree (32 units of required core courses and 16 units of elective courses). The program may be completed in two years of full-time study.

The student, with the assistance and approval of an advisor, determines the actual arrangement and sequence of courses taken. Students should adhere to the the course sequence below. During academic advising students will discuss with their advisor their proposed course schedule for the following semester. When selecting elective courses, students need to consider how these courses advance their educational and career goals.


Arts Management required core curriculum (32 units)  

Catalog number Course Title Units Sequence

ARMGT 301 Art Law I 2 Fall semester, Year 1
ARMGT 321 Marketing Management 4 Spring, Year 1
ARMGT 328 Finance & Accounting for Non-Profits 4 Spring, Year 1
ARMGT 345 Organizational Behavior 2 Fall, Year 1
ARMGT 350 Theory & Practice of Arts Management 4 Spring, Year 1
ARMGT 351 Arts & Cultural Policy 4 Fall, Year 1
ARMGT 353 Strategic Planning in the Arts: Principles and Practices 4 Fall, Year 1
ARMGT 359 Practice-Based Research for Arts Leaders 4 Fall, Year 2
ARMGT 401 Arts Management Consulting Practicum 4 Spring, Year 2




Elective courses (16 Units)

Students may enroll in courses across the University. Possible areas of study include: Archival Studies, Art, Cultural Studies, Educational Studies, Evaluation, Human Resources, Information Systems & Technology, Leadership, Museum Studies, Music, Organizational Sciences, Politics & Policy, Strategy, Transdiciplinary Studies

Catalog number Course Title Units Sequence

ARMGT 352 Culture, Creativity & Communities 4
Spring semester
ARMGT 357 Integrating the Arts & Education 4 Fall semester


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