221 Hampshire House
131 County Circle
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
United States



Ms. Dee Boyle-Clapp

Program Goals and Objectives


The Leadership Certificate provides advanced skills and cutting edge knowledge necessary for emerging, mid-career and seasoned arts managers from the nation’s leading provider of affordable, online arts management education. The Leadership Certificate offers the opportunity to address the field’s changing issues with experienced faculty and peers from across the nation and around the world.  

The new Leadership Certificate consists of four classes:

The Leadership Certificate is intended for arts managers and cultural leaders with three or more years of varied work in the arts management field. Unlike our other certificate programs, admission to the Leadership Certificate program is competitive. 


To apply, email a brief, 1-2 paragraph letter of interest (why you are interested in the program and what you hope it will do for your career) and a 1-2 page resume with related work experience and education to aes@acad.umass.edu. Please include a current mailing address and phone number. There is no application fee.

Deadlines to apply are:

  • December 8, 2017 for Spring 2018 start
  • April 6, 2018 for Summer 2018 start
  • August 10, 2018 for Fall 2018 start

Early application is encouraged. For more information, read about our Online Certificate programs and check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.