CGU’s Center for Business & Management of the Arts places you at the heart of Los Angeles’s arts and cultural offerings.

Our four master’s degrees (MA in Art Business, MA in Arts Management, MA in Art Business & Information Systems and Technology, MA in Art Business & Fine Art) and myriad extracurricular opportunities will challenge you to understand and imagine anew the operations and intersections of the civic, commercial, nonprofit, and philanthropic worlds of international arts and culture.



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Access videos from various CBMArts programs, including our Arts and Culture Conversation series, which takes place each fall, as well as our LA Arts in the Age of Coronavirus series, which ran over the summer of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as other talks, panels, and presentations.

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An emphasis on entrepreneurship and hands-on practice.

Our programs are built around curriculum sequences in cultural programming, entrepreneurship, art markets, fundraising, and curating. As a CBMArts student, you will be charged with creating new ventures, new exhibitions, new initiatives, and new knowledge, all of which is presented in public forums where it is assessed and tested against the challenges facing artists, institutions, and their audiences today.

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Learn at the center of L.A. arts & culture

Find yourself in the center of the thriving arts and culture landscape of Los Angeles and get unparalleled access to its diverse leaders and institutions. Work with faculty from L.A.’s professional arts community in addition to CGU faculty from the Drucker School of Management and School of Arts & Humanities.

Alumni Creators

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” –Peter F. Drucker

Our alumni are creating the future of arts and culture in Southern California. Below are just a handful of organizations, initiatives, and businesses that got their start in our programs:

The Arts Area – John Machado (Arts Management ’16), Founder and CEO

Ochi Projects – Pauli Ochi (Art Business ’14), Founder

The Arc – Tiffany Malkin (Art Business ’15), Founder

The Fortissima Fellowship – Jazmin Morales (Arts Management ’17), Creator

Curator Love – Erika Hirugami (Art Business ’15), Founder

Start Art Legal – Jacob Janzen (Art Business ’16), Founder

The Nou Project – Nour Al Tamimi (Art Business ’14), Founder

Travel Opportunities

All CBMArts students participate in field study travel, which introduces students to emerging and established art markets, and provides behind the scenes access to artists, art businesses, arts organizations, and leaders in the field. The trips are designed to accelerate the formation of international networks and ensure familiarity with the complexity of the international arts landscape.

Past global destinations include:

  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Beijing
  • Seoul
  • Tokyo
  • Mexico City

Past destinations within LA include:

  • Institute of Contemporary Art, LA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, LA
  • The Broad

The Center’s faculty are renowned experts in arts and culture management and markets–both as academics and practitioners. Many courses are led by the arts professionals, creatives, and artists who are driving change in Los Angeles and beyond. Additional faculty are drawn from CGU’s Drucker School of Management, Center for Information Systems & Technology, School of Arts & Humanities, and Museum Leadership Institute.

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Laura Zucker

Director, Center for Business & Management of the Arts

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Joshua Goode

Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History
Chair, History Department

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Carmine Iannaccone

Adjunct Professor of Art

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Melody Kanschat

Professor of Practice in Arts Management

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Rachel Lachowicz

Professor of Studio Art

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Jonathan T.D. Neil

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Associate Professor of Art Business and Arts Management

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Lorne Olfman

Director, Center for Information Systems & Technology

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David Pagel

Professor of Art Theory and History
Roland Reiss Endowed Chair in Art

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Jay Prag

Clinical Full Professor, Academic Director


Adjunct Faculty

Leticia Buckley

Senior Civic Strategist, The Music Center


Letitia Fernandez-Ivins

Senior Manager of Transportation Planning (Arts & Design) with Los Angeles Metro


Rachel Fine

Executive Director and CEO, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts


Kim Glann

Cross-Sector Manager, Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture


Lela Hersh

President, Museum and Fine Arts Consulting, LLC
Senior Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Kibum Kim

Partner, Commonwealth and Council


Shana Mathur

Chief Strategy and External Relations Officer, Natural History Museum of LA County (NHMLAC)


Bronwyn Mauldin

Director of Research and Evaluation at the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture


John McGuirk

Senior Fellow at Community Foundation Sonoma County


Rebecca Norris

Museum Professional/Fine Art Collections


Alma Ruiz

Adjunct Professor


Robin Sukhadia

Strategist | Organizational Leadership | Major Gifts Fundraising


Kejia Wu

Columnist for Financial Times, Chinese Edition