Field internship at local, regional or national arts organization (45 hours per credit).
LEAP 600 (Arts Policy and Advocacy); LEAP 692 (Internship Seminar) or concurrent registration; Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)
Students should register for 3 credits.
Dr. Michael Seman is an assistant professor of arts management at Colorado State University where he is also the director of the Arts Management program. Michael’s work examines issues in the creative economy, most recently the economic, cultural, and social impacts of music venues. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, CNN, and regional media outlets often seek Michael’s perspective and insights. His work is published in various academic journals, edited volumes, CityLab, and most recently by the Brookings Institution; he has also co-authored music and film strategies and creative economy reports for the City of Denver and the State of Colorado. Michael created the Music Venue Economic Impact Calculator for the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and is currently writing a book about music ecosystems and cities for the University of Texas Press. He previously managed daytime programming for two music festivals in Denton, Texas and spent several years as an internal marketing executive at Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills, California. He is represented by the Creative Class Group for speaking engagements.