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Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship Certificate

The flexible nine-hour certificate in Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship (ARLE) provides students with knowledge and skills to effectively lead nonprofit organizations and succeed in today’s creative economy, with less time commitment than a traditional major or minor. Undergraduate students completing majors in the College of Fine Arts as well as students pursuing other courses of study at TCU may pursue the ARLE program.

The ARLE curriculum addresses the essential competencies required for running nonprofit/public arts organizations: organizational development, visioning and planning, effective governance, financial management, fundraising, managing staff and volunteers, audience development, community engagement, programming and special events, marketing and public relations, and effectiveness evaluation. The curriculum emphasizes real work projects and hands-on experience in arts organizations on campus and throughout Fort Worth, strengthening TCU’s relationship with the local arts community.