Pratt Institute's - Arts and Cultural Managment
Chairperson Mary McBride
Program Goals and Objectives
THE ARTS AND CULTURAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PREPARES PARTICIPANTS FOR TODAY'S RAPIDLY SHIFTING CULTURAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIOPOLITICAL ENVIRONMENT. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN STRATEGICALLY USING THE CREATIVE ARTS TO DEVELOP THRIVING CULTURES BY BRIDGING THE "THREE C'S": CULTURE, COMMUNITY, AND COMMERCE.
The ACM program’s academic calendar is modeled after successful executive M.B.A. programs. Its schedule of alternating weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) allows participants to carry their job responsibilities while they study. Two five-day intensives—at the beginning and middle of the program—provide the opportunity for several brief, intensive courses, including behavioral simulation and negotiating modules.
ACM course enrollment is available to fully matriculated Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management Students only. The program has five required semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall, and spring. All courses are taken in sequence; each set of courses must be successfully completed in order to continue to the next sequence.
Program participants may not graduate without successfully completing all courses including Integrative Capstone. Participants are required to secure a Capstone project team during Semester 3. If participants are unable to recruit or join a team, they may not continue through the program. No individual projects will be allowed.