The Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration is a joint program between the Department of Public Administration and the Visual Studies Workshop.
Admission to the Program
The Certificate in Arts Administration is open to two types of students:
- Students who have already earned a bachelors or masters degree and are not currently enrolled at The College at Brockport may apply to the program through The Center for Graduate Studies.
- Students who are already enrolled in a graduate degree program at Brockport should contact chairperson of the Department of Public Administration or the director of the Visual Studies Workshop.
- Students must meet The College at Brockport SUNY’s standards for graduate study.
- In order to obtain the advanced certificate, students must successfully complete (with a grade of “B” or better) four graduate courses. MFA or MPA program courses used for this certificate may also be used for respective masters degree, with the approval of the student’s advisor.
- MFA students pursuing the certificate must complete at least two of the four courses from the department of public administration, and MPA students must complete at least two of the four courses from the visual studies workshop. This curricular structure offers flexibility to students who often have strong experience in one or more of these courses and allows faculty to accommodate special goals and needs through advisement.
Applicable courses for the Advanced Certificate through the Visual Studies Workshop (additional courses may apply):
Art history and theory
- ARH 565 Alternative Views of Art
- ARH 563 Contemporary Media Survey
- ARH 664 Media Culture (Art Theory and Philosophy)
Practicum and Internship
Applicable courses for the Advanced Certificate through the Department of Public Administration (additional courses may apply):
- PAD 601 Leading Organizational Change
- PAD 637 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
- PAD 629 Fundraising and Development
- PAD 640 Financial Management
- PAD 644 Supervision Skills
- PAD 678 Nonprofit Management
- PAD 679 Grantwriting/Grant Management
- PAD 664 Nonprofit Advocacy and Government Relations
- PAD 661 Creating an Empowered Organization
- PAD 653 Ethics for Managers
- PAD 682 Organizational Behavior
- PAD 685 Human Resources Management
- PAD 687 Statistics for Managers
- PAD 688 Research and Program Evaluation