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

Constance DeVereaux, Director

The LEAP Institute for the Arts at CSU opens possibilities for career and life through visionary leadership, creative entrepreneurship, impassioned advocacy, and public engagement through a deeper understanding of arts and culture. This Special Academic Unit in the College of Liberal Arts is pleased to offer a minor in Arts Leadership and Administration.

The interdisciplinary minor seeks to augment a student’s major by broadening their skill set and career options. Classes are designed to provide the students the following: leadership, business and entrepreneurial skills that will enhance their ability to be competitive in the 21st century job market, arts leadership and advocacy skills that will cultivate an audience for the present and future of the arts, real-world experience in partnership with arts organizations and an environment that allows for creative thinking and entrepreneurial efforts that may lead to new collaborations in the arts and entertainment industries. Through this interdisciplinary minor, students will prepare themselves for career paths in or out of the creative industries, and redefine what success in an arts career looks like for them. The minor is 24 cross-disciplinary credits, 12 of which are upper-division.

Find more information about the program at LEAP Institute for the Arts. For more information about declaring a minor please contact or (970) 491-3746.

Effective Fall 2013

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

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
Total Credits24