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Certificate in Artist Development

Certificate At A Glance

3 Courses

9 Credit Hours

7 Weeks Per Course

SACSCOC Accreditation

Eligible for Financial Aid

World-Class Faculty

Course Descriptions

The Certificate in Artist Development is a customizable certificate geared towards performing artists. Students may select three courses of the five options listed below. This artist certificate can be completed as a standalone program or as part of the Master of Arts in Live Entertainment Management or Master of Arts in Music Industry. In order to transfer credits into one of our master's degrees, students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in the artist certificate courses. Course offerings vary by term and the length to completion for each artist certificate may change based on course availability. To earn a certificate, students must complete all three designated courses within two years and earn a minimum combined GPA of 3.0 and no less than a C- in any one course. Please note, a bachelor's degree is required to enroll in this certificate program.

This course explores critical concepts of leadership, decision-making, and teamwork in a wide-ranging arts presentation setting. Through experiential learning, students practice and acquire the knowledge and skills vital for effective navigation through the dynamic arts industry.

Building a career in the 21st century and beyond creates challenges both exciting and daunting. The purpose of this course is to provide grounding, critical information, as well as planning and vision for shaping the key components of launching and sustaining a career in the arts.

This course is intended to provide the student with the ability to record, edit, mix, and master content in both video and audio mediums, by using the most current, practical, and affordable technology available today.

This course offers solutions to young musicians on their quest to becoming more confident and expressive performers. This unique and forward-thinking course will be both performance and research based, giving students the tools to succeed, and reinforcing them through weekly performance assignments. The goal is to encourage fearless artistry, beginning in the practice room and continuing onstage and beyond.

Effective communication skills are key for realizing your objectives in a competitive and dynamic music scene. In this course, the concepts, techniques and conduits of communication will be defined and detailed as they pertain to the musical artist and with an emphasis on the most up to date technologies and platforms for getting your message across. More traditional ways of interfacing will not be neglected: the honing of clear writing, speaking, and person to person skills will be stressed. We will also reveal the ins and outs of working with publicists and other marketing professionals in our field. By the end of this course, you should have the tools to execute a communication and marketing strategy appropriate for your own career goals.


The program cost for the Certificate in Artist Development is $9,990.00. Please contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Application Deadline

We are now accepting applications for the Certificate in Artist Development. Please contact an enrollment advisor to learn more about enrollment deadlines and our next upcoming start date for this program.