Arts Management


The undergraduate and graduate minors in Arts Management provide an educational foundation to explore current and emerging professional practices in a variety of creative industry fields. Whether students wish to work for arts organizations or become entrepreneurs, the Arts Management curriculum is designed to accommodate students with diverse career interests.

Faculty and instructors have extensive professional experience in their fields, offering students exposure to their arts organizations or businesses, as well as professional networks and resources. The curriculum for the minor utilizes teaching and learning approaches that are case-study and/or problems-based to gain real-world exposure to current arts management issues. Arts Management electives are offered through rotating problems and advanced topics courses that explore non-profit and for-profit arts management structures. In addition, the Arts Management minor requires a rigorous internship with an arts organization, business, or government agency to gain work training under the mentorship of a professional arts leader. Through course work and internship opportunities, students are better prepared to make informed decisions about career choices in the complex environment of the creative economy.

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UPCOMING Pitch Contest

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Check out the Fall 2016 Pitch Contest Submission

Congratulations to:

1st Place Winner:

Lisa White

2nd Place Winners:

Kenneth Hogrefe & Ruth Riley

Spring 2017 Courses

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Spring 2016 Elevator Video Pitch Contest

Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place: Amanda Romero

2nd Place: Caine Deegan

3rd Place: Renee Romero

View Spring 2015 pitches!

Check it out!

On April 21, 2015, the Arts Management Program held a Meshworking event in the UNM Art Museum. One of the highlights was our 30 second Elevator Speech video contest. Students were asked to give a 30 second speech describing who they are as a creative. Click on the video to see their speeches!


Great video from Arts Management Alum Sarah Dallas!

Thanks, Sarah, for this fun and informational glimpse into work, play, and life at Warehouse 508. We’re glad to hear the Arts Management minor prepared you to be an awesome Venue Coordinator and a model for community arts leadership. Click the video to watch.

Prospective Arts Management Minors

You are in the right place if you are interested in managing your career in the arts. Let’s get you started!

                                     Click here for our Core Curriculum                                  

News, Jobs & Opportunities

Aperture Foundation Internships

The Aperture Foundation is currently accepting internship applications for two open positions in our Development Department. They are currently hiring a Special Events and Membership Work Scholar and a New York City student for the Elaine Goldman and John Benis Diversity Internship. This is a great opportunity for those interested in gaining knowledge of the art world and the philanthropy system.  Click here for more info.

Applications Open for Tate Intensive 2017

Tate, an executive non-departmental public body and exempt charity dedicated to increasing enjoyment and understanding of British art from the 16th century to present day, invites applications for the next edition of Tate Intensive, held in the new Switch House at Tate Modern, July 9 through 14, 2017.  Click here for more info.

Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center Workshops

The Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center (KIIC) is New Mexico’s business resource center for arts entrepreneurs, equipping creative industry businesses with the tools for success. Click here for more info.

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