University Center for the Arts, Room 303
(970) 491-3746

Constance DeVereaux, Director

LEAP Institute for the Arts believes that knowledge of the arts and cultures of our world are the foundation for career and life, opening possibilities for leadership, entrepreneurship, successful advocacy, and transformative public engagement. Students completing the minor are able to translate aesthetic and cultural knowledge into the concrete abilities needed in all sectors of the economy including private enterprise, non-profit leadership, and public administration. This Special Academic Unit in the College of Liberal Arts offers the Minor in Arts Leadership and Administration. The LEAP minor provides students with added skills for increased career options in positions of leadership in the arts, in the cultural domain, and beyond. Students learn the skills of management, entrepreneurship, leadership, and effective public engagement. Students will be prepared for career paths in creative industries, public policy, community organizations, social justice, or for creating and managing self-owned enterprises. Students complete 24 cross-disciplinary credits, 12 of which are upper-division.

Information about the program is at To declare the Minor in Arts Leadership and Administration, contact or (970) 491-3746. 

To enroll in the Arts Leadership and Administration minor, students must have declared a major in Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance.

Lower Division
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting3
ECON 101Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1)3
LEAP 200Advocacy in the Visual and Performing Arts3
LEAP 220Technology and the Arts in the 21st Century3
Upper Division
LEAP 300Arts Outreach and Community Engagement3
LEAP 310Creating and Managing a Career in the Arts3
LEAP 487Internship (Concurrent registration with LEAP 492 required)2
LEAP 492Internship Seminar (Concurrent registration with LEAP 487 required)1
MGT 340Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
Program Total Credits:24