Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership, MA
Accelerated Program

The MA program in creative enterprise and cultural leadership empowers students to advance innovation in the cultural sector, support creative work and careers, and design public and private enterprises that will strengthen arts and design in the future. The program prepares graduates to understand the complex economic, legal, political and social context that surrounds any innovation or enterprise. Students are exposed to design thinking pedagogy as they increase their capacity for interpersonal communication, public communication, opportunity recognition, network and systems thinking, problem recognition and creativity. Students also demonstrate ability in cultural leadership and knowledge of the creative industries, distribution of creative products, the creative process and management of innovation in the creative industries.

Degree Offered

Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership, MA
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Downtown, Tempe

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application requirements

Application procedures + requirements

Application deadlines

August 1 to apply for the following fall’s cohort, as space allows

Application opens each year in September

Applications are considered on a rolling basis through June on a space-available basis, but those received by February 1 of each year will be given priority for that fall's session start