Metropolitan State University now offers an arts and cultural heritage management (ACHM) graduate certificate designed to expand and improve skills for people who are active or interested in leading arts and cultural heritage programs and organizations.
The program is a management-oriented, skills-based program and focuses on infrastructure development, organizational sustainability, resource development and public accountability regarding funding and program results. The graduate certificate is oriented toward working adults, providing a dynamic multi-format program with a cohort feel and maximum flexibility to accommodate professional needs.
The certificate program consists of four courses that address critical management concerns in arts and cultural heritage organizations and programs, 20 hours of professional workshops offered by partnering organizations, at least four professional networking conferences and professional field experience in the form of internships, a project or alternative work assignment, mentorship or apprenticeship, or a work survey.
All students receive personalized advising from the ACHM program advisor from the moment they enter the program, with particular attention to tailoring the content of workshops and field placements to their professional needs and career goals. The certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential or to supplement a master’s program in nonprofit management or public administration.
Admission and workshop offerings begin in fall 2015 and the first graduate course is offered fully online in spring term, January–May 2016.