Master in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (MALCM)


We recognize that success in the arts is being redefined in the 21st century, and that the skills needed to be a successful artist extend beyond the studio, stage, and performance hall. An innovative mind, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for the arts are all essential for success. These principles are not just exclusive to artists, but serve all students well, no matter where their career leads them. This program is offered by the LEAP Institute for the Arts, a special academic unit of Colorado State University’s College of Liberal Arts.

Master in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (MALCM)

Areas of Study

  • Arts and Leadership


  • This program is offered on-campus and online.

Next Steps

  • Contact your department representative or request more program information.
  • Check out department requirements and resources from your department’s website.
  • This is offered online at a distance; resources for distance students are available through the CSU Online website.
  • When you’re ready to take the leap, start your application.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall
    • Early Decision – February 15th
    • Deadline (GTA Consideration) – April 15th
    • Late Application Deadline – July 31st
  • Spring
    • Deadline – September 15th
    • Late Application Deadline – December 31st
  • Summer
    • Deadline – February 15th
    • Late Application Deadline – May 1st