Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.)


Arts Management combines elements of business management methods with the worlds of arts and culture to offer a comprehensive understanding of how arts and cultural organizations, institutions, and firms operate. The landscape encompassing this activity is vast and includes places such as museums, galleries, theaters, music venues, performing arts centers, and government agencies in addition to any number of organizations, institutions, and firms in the creative economy that address dance, design, film, music, and more.

The purpose of an arts management degree is to learn the skills necessary to provide stability within arts and cultural organizations by assisting them in fulfilling their missions and guiding their operations, while continuing to uphold the integrity of arts and culture and their respective roles in society.

Master in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.)

  • This program is offered online. The program is not currently admitting new residential (in-person) students.

Areas of Study

  • Arts and Leadership

Next Steps

Accelerated Master’s Program

Earn your master’s degree in less time and at a significant cost savings. Visit our Accelerated Master’s Program webpage to learn about your eligibility for this AMP. Contact your department representative to learn about the application process.

Western Regional Graduate Program

As an eligible resident of a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member state or territory, you may be admitted to the on-campus format of this program, yet pay resident tuition rates. Only on-campus formats are WRGP eligible. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


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

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