Make an impact in arts-based community work.
Community arts is a growing field. Studies show that the arts can boost the economy and provide vital connections among groups and neighborhoods.
In this action-oriented program, you'll develop the skills and knowledge to turn possibilities into reality. Learn grant writing, fundraising, networking, and arts administration. Use artistic collaborations to form alliances. Be an advocate and mediator. Become an entrepreneur. Facilitate social transformation through the arts.
At Lesley, we believe in learning that leads to change.
Our arts, community, and education program is designed for impact. You’ll learn practical, applicable skills. Explore how to plan and evaluate programs and initiatives. Examine how to put ideas into action. By choosing one of five specializations (arts in health; integrated arts; multicultural education; theater studies; or visual art), you’ll pursue in-depth knowledge in one area. You’ll also conduct research and pursue field experiences that reveal the power of the arts as an instrument for change.
Required courses cover arts administration, research, how to turn ideas into action, and the importance of arts in the community. You’ll also take courses in your chosen specialization and arts foundation and interdisciplinary arts electives.
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.