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Cultural Policy and Arts Management Specialization

The Cultural Policy and Arts Management specialization is available to students enrolled in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy PhD program. AAEP students who wish to complete the Cultural Policy and Arts Management specialization must apply by completing the top section of the Cultural Policy and Arts Management Enrollment and Transcript Designation Form by the end of their first semester in the program. Students will need to obtain their advisor's approval to begin the specialization. After your advisor has signed the form, submit a copy of the form to Lauren Pace.

This area of the study is more nuanced than the general arts administration trajectory. This specialty program offers the opportunity to understand the variety of approaches to fostering creative people and places, as well as the multiple facets and points of view in policy formation serving arts and culture in society today. By focusing on a broad examination of cases internationally, students will gain an understanding of key issues that are similar across a variety of contexts.

Students will master the key issues in cultural policy formation and implementation including areas of concerns to individual artists and creative economy businesses, as well as numerous cultural organizations worldwide. Through the rigorous examination of the structure and purpose of a wide variety of government policies, business practices, and international partnerships, you will gain an understanding of the complexity of the creative sector.

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