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 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 their understanding of how 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.