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USC’s Arts Leadership program (ARTL) is a multi-disciplinary graduate program designed for artists, arts administrators and cultural workers who want to further develop the skills necessary to become successful leaders in the arts.

The program is hosted by the USC Thornton School of Music in collaboration with the USC Price School of Public Policy, USC Kaufman School of Dance, USC Roski School of Art and Design, and USC Fisher Museum of Art.

ARTL is available as a one-year Graduate Certificate program designed for working professionals, or a two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree.

ARTL is designed for individuals engaged in any of the arts disciplines who recognize that the rapidly changing world of the 21st century requires a new set of leadership skills. The program is highly individualized in its approach with emphases on research, discovery, theory and current practice. With strong faculty mentorship and guidance from the director of the program and other working professionals in the field, students explore the dimensions of the most current issues and ideas while developing specific “real world” applications of those ideas to their own practice as artists and leaders.

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USC Thornton to host the 2016 Essentials of Orchestra Management program

March 9, 2016

For the second year in a row, USC Thornton will partner with the League of American Orchestras to host the Essentials of Orchestra Management, an immersive seminar for emerging orchestra administrators. The ten-day residential program, featuring workshops, lectures, concert-excursions, and community events, will take place on the USC campus from… read more

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