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An 8-month online and in-person Ivy League certification designed to advance your career in the arts.

We’ve partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to build an actionable, skills-based curriculum at a uniquely affordable price. You will take courses in strategy, fundraising, financial management, governance, marketing and more, and build your professional network, forming lasting relationships with a diverse community of arts professionals around the world. You’ll learn online at your own pace and come together for two short in-person gatherings to take your learning to the next level. This unique program is designed to give you expert industry knowledge, flexible scheduling, a powerful professional network and an Ivy League credential, all built to help you lead with confidence.

Join an Online Info Session

Connect with staff, alumni and prospective students to learn more about the program and whether it's right for you.

Wednesday, September 6 at 12:30pm ET
Thursday, September 28 at 3:30pm ET

 

Program Schedule

8 MONTHS • 4-6 HOURS/WEEK

Early Decision Application Deadline: August 20, 2017

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Online Learning: January – August 2018

Opening Convening: March 2018
University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Closing Convening: August 2018
University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

 

Who Should Apply

You are:

  • An early to mid-career professional (at least 3 years of experience) in the arts and culture sector
  • Or, seeking to enter the sector (with a minimum of 3 years work experience)
  • Curious, open and driven
  • Searching for tools and frameworks to help you navigate and move forward in your career

No prerequisites in education or otherwise are required. All interested applicants looking to advance their career in the arts are invited to apply.

Program Cost

The fee for this eight-month program is $4,950.

Reduced fees are offered for organizations who want to send teams (2+ people) to participate.

A limited number of scholarships for half price tuition are available based on need and merit. You must apply by the early decision deadline of August 20, 2017 and complete an additional, separate scholarship application in order to be considered for this award.

Complete the Scholarship Application

What Our Students Are Saying

 

 “I am walking away with a sense of confidence to be able to lead in an effective way.”

LaMar Bagley
Program Coordinator for the Arts
The SEED Public Charter School