The USC Thornton School of Music Arts Leadership (ARTL) Graduate Certificate Program addresses the relationship between the arts and modern society. The program seeks to help current and future arts leaders find success in a unique environment where traditional models are deconstructed and innovation is encouraged. Creativity, courage, and an expanded sense of possibility are engendered in every student, providing the keys to a rich and rewarding life in the arts.
The two-semester program assists artists, arts administrators and cultural workers in developing the skills necessary to become successful leaders in the arts. It is designed for individuals engaged in any arts discipline who recognize the rapidly changing world of the 21st century requires a new set of leadership skills.
The program is highly individualized and tailored to meet the specific needs of its students, with emphasis on research, discovery, theory and current practice. Offering unparalleled faculty mentorship and guidance from professionals in the field, the Arts Leadership program allows students to explore the many dimensions and challenges of the profession. Students gain the critical knowledge of how to apply specific lessons in the real world as the artists and leaders of tomorrow.