The School of Music, under the general supervision of the Vernacular Music Center, offers a 15-hour Undergraduate Certificate in Community Arts, particularly aimed at practitioners and participants in community arts. It provides practical and applicable skills for future arts administrators, working artists, performers, presenters, and community advocates. The certificate is available in either administrative or artistic practice concentrations (according to electives).
For most working artist/educators it is valuable, for both personal careers and artistic and creative campus and community projects, to develop strong skills in management, budgeting, promotions, and media. Those interested in advanced degrees will find material advantage through this foundational undergraduate certificate. Those involved in K-12 education will be greatly facilitated in speaking and advocating on behalf of their program initiatives.
Required courses for the certificate are PSY 3301 , BA 3305 , and VPA 2301 . Students additionally select two 3-hour electives from BA 3302 , ADV 3310 , COMS 3356 (administrative concentration) or CMI 3300 , ANTH 3300 , ART 4304 (artistic concentration). Certificate candidates are also encouraged to participate actively in creative activities through the college. Courses generally may be taken in any order as long as prerequisites have been met.
Contact: Dr. Christopher J. Smith, School of Music, email@example.com.