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Certificate in
Arts Management

Key Program Highlights

  • Highly Accessible - online and interactive

  • Compact and rich 10-week program

  • Live zoom sessions with faculty and industry experts

  • All zoom sessions are recorded in case you cannot attend live

  • Fully endorsed certificate from UCI's Paul Merage School of Business & Claire Trevor School of the Arts

  • Orientation to walk through the online tools for navigating the program

  • Wrap-up event to celebrate a successful program

Leadership Development Certificate and UCI Merage School of Business Alumni Status granted upon completion.

Who Should Attend?

  • Art and Creative Organizations looking to drive team development.

  • ​Individuals looking for a career in arts management and/or professional growth.

  • Trustees and Leaders with increased oversight, roles and responsibilities.

  • ​Working artists looking to strengthen the ability to manage their own careers.

Program Location

Online Interactive Program

Program Cost


Program Duration

10 weeks

Building upon the passion
of creative professionals

The Art of Business for the Creative Professional


In partnership with

Proudly presented by UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business in partnership with The Claire Trevor School of the Arts, the Certificate in Arts Management is an interactive, online program led by vanguard faculty who teach foundational business principles for practical applications in the arts and creative industries.

The program builds upon the passion of the creative professional. It addresses the scope of responsibilities facing leaders in today's art and creative organizations and equips the learner with the skills necessary to manage marketing, fundraising, finance, business development and to lead effectively.

This Certificate in Arts Management applies to careers in the visual and performing arts, museum and gallery management, theatre and company management, orchestra management, gaming, cultural affairs, marketing and many more.


2024 Program Dates

Coming soon!


Find out more information about our program.

" This program has given me a greater understanding of leadership and how these qualities can be applied in my career. It provided me with the tools necessary to shape my future in the arts, as well as applicable lessons for my current position. It has opened up both professional and intellectual doors for me. "

- Zach E., Assistant to Artistic Director

Program Faculty


Lisa Barron, PhD, MBA

Executive Leadership Coach and Corporate Trainer
Barron Management Consultancy


Max Chao

Principal and Attorney,
Law Offices of Machiavelli W. Chao
Lecturer, Business Law Management
The Paul Merage School of Business


Thomas Eppel, PhD

Lecturer, Operations and Decisions Technologies

The Paul Merage School of Business


Molly Lynch

Professor and Department
Chair of Dance
UC Irvine Claire Trevor School
of the Arts


Joel Veenstra

Lecturer, Associate Head of Stage Management
UC Irvine Claire Trevor School
of the Arts

Industry Experts


Todd Bentjen


Forte Strategies


Joel Calvo

Lecturer and C-Level Leadership Mentor
Merage Institute Program


Jean Davidson

President and CEO

Los Angeles Master Chorale


Sasha Strauss

Managing Director

Innovation Protocol


Ivan Williams

Executive Producer

Scenario Entertainment

Arts Manage Form

Reach Out to Us Today to Setup a Personalized Conversation

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please send us a message and we will set up a conversation with one of our program specialists.

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