Cultural Policy and Arts Management Specialization

The Cultural Policy & Arts Management specialization is only available to students enrolled in the PhD program.

This specialization offers students opportunities to deeply explore a range of policy issues and programs from both national and comparative perspectives, to critically explore key concepts pertaining to the processes involved in developing and changing cultural policies concerning the arts, and to further develop our understanding of the forces of globalization, diversity, and technological change are influencing the sustainability of nonprofit arts organizations and the future of the creative industries.  The overall goal of the Cultural Policy and Arts Management graduate specialization is to:

  • provide a broad understanding of the range of issues, interests, and activities that are subsumed under the umbrella of cultural policy and arts management;
  • prepare graduates for professional and scholarly careers that will help lead this emerging field; and
  • train scholar-practitioners that can generate new knowledge about the role of the arts in society, the economy, and global understanding.

Completion of the specialization is recognized with a transcript designation on The Ohio State University transcript.

To earn a transcript designation, complete four courses from the PDF icon Cultural Policy & Arts Management Specialization.pdf in addition to dissertation research hours that involve the study of a question in cultural policy and/or arts management. Please remember to complete this form to apply for the transcript designation.

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