Arts Leadership and Business

The College of Fine Arts

The undergraduate and graduate minors in Arts Leadership and Business 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 Leadership and Business 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 Leadership and Business electives are offered through rotating problems and advanced topics courses that explore non-profit and for-profit arts management structures.

In addition, the Arts Leadership and Business 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.

Arts Leadership & Business Degrees

Minors in Arts Leadership & Business

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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.