Arts Leadership and Cultural Management Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.)

Requirements and Curriculum

The Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management is a 32-credit program of study that includes a core curriculum focusing on arts leadership, community engagement, policy, and advocacy fundamentals. Students also take a minimum of 9 credits of approved electives that will customize their academic track to focus on their desired field of study, such as entrepreneurship, management, or communications.

Additionally, students must have two separate semester-long internships to round out their practical training. Academic advisors can help students identify an appropriate internship opportunity at a local, regional, national, or international arts organization in their area of specialization.

Program of Study (32 cr.)

First Year

LEAP 500 – Leadership in the Arts (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MALCM program
Theoretical and applied knowledge about concepts of leadership and leadership styles as applied to arts related organizations.

LEAP 600 – Arts Policy and Advocacy (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: Admission to the MALCM program
Discuss of the role of artist as citizen and how we affect public policy.

LEAP 650 – Arts Events Management (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: LEAP 500 or LEAP 600
Technical aspects of events, season and festival management for arts related organizations.

LEAP 687 – Internship (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: LEAP 600; LEAP 692 or concurrent registration
Field internship at local, regional or national arts organization (45 hours per credit).

LEAP 692 – Internship Seminar (1 cr.)

Prerequisite: LEAP 600

Selected Elective Course1 (3 cr.)

Second Year

LEAP 660 – Arts Collaboration and the Community (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: LEAP 600
Research, development and production of outreach projects; team projects for community engagement.

LEAP 670 – Law and the Arts (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: LEAP 600
Examine the legal foundations of artistic creation including copyright, freedom of expression, public domain laws, and contract negotiation.

LEAP 687 – Internship (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: LEAP 600; LEAP 692 or concurrent registration
Field internship at local, regional or national arts organization (45 hours per credit).

LEAP 692 – Internship Seminar (1 cr.)

Prerequisite: LEAP 600

Selected Elective Course1 (6 cr.)

Elective Course Listing (9 cr. needed)
  1. Select course(s) from program list of approved courses in consultation with advisor and committee. Additional coursework may be required to fulfill prerequisites.

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