Arts Leadership + Business

The College of Fine Arts

The undergraduate and graduate minors in Arts Leadership + Business provide an educational foundation to explore current and emerging professional practices in a variety of creative industry fields

Students from all majors are eligible to declare their Arts Leadership + Business (ALBS) undergraduate or graduate Minor. ALBS courses explore a multitude of fascinating career paths within the creative economy. From building basic business skills to financial management, social media, business planning, leadership, fundraising, entrepreneurship, and non-profit arts administration, the ALBS program covers a wide range of topics as they relate to all the disciplines in the arts. Our diverse faculty prepares students to be successful in their chosen for-profit and/or non-profit field. The ALBS minor culminates with an Internship Program providing students with opportunities to develop professional skills and build an enduring network with our many community arts partners. Strengthen your degree in any field with an undergraduate or graduate minor in Arts Leadership + Business.

Arts Leadership + Business Degrees

Undergraduate Minor is 18 credits
Graduate Minor is 15 credits

Learn more about the required courses

Minors in Arts Leadership + Business

Arts Leadership & Business

Regina Chavez Puccetti, MCRP
Arts Leadership + Business (ALBS)

516 Arts

Harwood Art Center

City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement

City of Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

City of Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation

Bernalillo County Public Art Program

Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts

UNM Health Sciences Center Marketing Studio

Tricklock Theatre

Albuquerque Little Theatre

Basement Films

Serious Grippage and Light Co

Judy Chicago Studio / Through The Flower

UNM Art Department

ASUNM Arts & Crafts Studio

NM Philharmonic Orchestra

Opera Southwest

UNM Art / Hammersley Foundation

UNM Tamarind Institute

UNM Summer Music Institute

UNM Fine Arts Development

Meet the faculty of Arts Leadership + Business

Katie Dukes Walker
Adjunct Lecturer
Director, UNM Children's Chorus (Lobito Singers)
Soprano, Amity Trio
UNM Fine Arts

Joni Olivia Thompson, M.Ed., CPA
Adjunct Lecturer
UNM Fine Arts

Nicole Kesel
Adjunct Lecturer
Film & Digital Arts
UNM Fine Arts

Jessamyn Lovell
Senior Lecturer III,
UNM Fine Arts

Regina Chavez Puccetti
Director, Arts Leadership + Business
Senior Lecturer II
UNM Fine Arts

Joni Palmer, PhD
Adjunct Lecturer
UNM Fine Arts


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How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.