Help transform communities through the arts.
Turn your love of the arts into a career in a nonprofit, hospital, museum, school, or other institution, where you can use new tools to effect social change and community transformation.
In this action-oriented, experiential program, you'll learn practical skills like grant writing, fundraising, networking, advocacy, and arts administration. You'll explore collaboration in the arts, how to put ideas into action, and arts-based research methods. And you'll do this all in Cambridge, home to theaters, museums, music and dance venues, community art projects, and galleries.
In your program, you'll be immersed in the field by doing an internship in a community organization. And by engaging in the self-reflection we ask of all our students, you'll better understand your goals and advance your own inquiry.
Come study where you and your faculty will work together to co-construct new knowledge and practices, and where the importance of equity and social justice is woven throughout your study.
You take core courses, and then choose one of five specializations:
- Arts in Health: incorporate the arts into services and programs that promote health for individuals in communities and care settings.
- Integrated Arts: explore art, drama, music, poetry, storytelling, and more, to facilitate an integrated arts approach for schools, community organizations, and other environments.
- Equity, Access, and Inclusion: gain a better understanding of diversity in social contexts and work in community settings.
- Theater Studies: develop the skills necessary to facilitate a drama-based approach for school curriculum, community organizations, and other environments.
- Visual Art: learn to facilitate a visual arts-based approach for school curriculum, community organizations, and other environments.
This program is also available as part of an accelerated master's degree for those who are earning their undergraduate degree through the Center for the Adult Learner. Learn more.