Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management Certificates (AP Live)

Graduate Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management Certificates

9 credit hours (per certificate)  |  Complete in as few as 16 weeks

Grow your professional credentials with carefully curated, 100% online graduate certificates in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management. From gaining insight into the responsibilities of a tour planner, learning how to write a line-item budget, or analyzing artist, vendor and facility contracts and agreements, you can gain the knowledge and tools you need to work in all aspects of live entertainment production and venue management.

Plus, transferable certificate credits* may be used to satisfy requirements for the Master of Arts in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management or Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries if you decide to apply for a full degree program.

Frost's certificates are an excellent professional option for anyone seeking to add a focused skillset to his/her resume. With no minimum GPA on your bachelor's degree and no test scores required, it's easy to get started.

To earn a certificate, students must complete all three designated courses within two years and earn a minimum combined GPA of 2.5 and no less than a C- in any one course.


Choose from these four specialized certificate programs:

Arts Presenting Fundamentals

Performing Arts Center and Facility Management

Course number: MMI726  |  Credit hours: 3

Students learn the many aspects of managing a live entertainment and performing arts center facility. Logistics, management, budgeting, marketing and programming within a live entertainment and performing arts facility are addressed.

Sponsorship, Development and Financial Management in the Live Entertainment Industry

Course number: MMI736  |  Credit hours: 3

Students learn how to write and present a line-item budget for an arts presentation event, arts presenting organization, and an arts facility. Specific techniques and methods that are used to reduce event risk and safety are discussed.

Tour Management and Production

Course number: MMI641  |  Credit hours: 3

Students will become familiar with the responsibilities of a tour planner. Individual tour planning projects are assigned which will give the students insight into the management and production of a tour.

Arts Leadership

Arts Leadership

Course number: MMI632  |  Credit hours: 3

Building a career in the twenty-first century and beyond creates challenges both exciting and daunting. The purpose of this course is to provide grounding, critical information, as well as planning and vision for shaping the key components of launching and sustaining a career in the arts.

Performing Arts Center and Facility Management

Course number: MMI726  |  Credit hours: 3

Students learn the many aspects of managing a live entertainment and performing arts center facility. Logistics, management, budgeting, marketing and programming within a live entertainment and performing arts facility are addressed.

Legal Aspects of the Live Entertainment Industry

Course number: MMI738  |  Credit hours: 3

Students become familiar with various Artist, Client, Production, Vendor and Facility Contracts and Agreements commonly used in the industry.

Arts Management

Performing Arts Center and Facility Management

Course number: MMI726  |  Credit hours: 3

Students learn the many aspects of managing a live entertainment and performing arts center facility. Logistics, management, budgeting, marketing and programming within a live entertainment and performing arts facility are addressed.

Sponsorship, Development and Financial Management in the Live Entertainment Industry

Course number: MMI736  |  Credit hours: 3

Students learn how to write and present a line-item budget for an arts presentation event, arts presenting organization, and an arts facility. Specific techniques and methods that are used to reduce event risk and safety are discussed.

Legal Aspects of the Live Entertainment Industry

Course number: MMI738  |  Credit hours: 3

Students become familiar with various Artist, Client, Production, Vendor and Facility Contracts and Agreements commonly used in the industry.

Tour and Live Entertainment Administration

Tour Management and Production

Course number: MMI641  |  Credit hours: 3

Students will become familiar with the responsibilities of a tour planner. Individual tour planning projects are assigned which will give the students insight into the management and production of a tour.

Legal Aspects of the Live Entertainment Industry

Course number: MMI738  |  Credit hours: 3

Students become familiar with various Artist, Client, Production, Vendor and Facility Contracts and Agreements commonly used in the industry.

Sponsorship, Development and Financial Management in the Live Entertainment Industry

Course number: MMI736  |  Credit hours: 3

Students learn how to write and present a line-item budget for an arts presentation event, arts presenting organization, and an arts facility. Specific techniques and methods that are used to reduce event risk and safety are discussed.


*Students accepted to the Master of Arts in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management or Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries degree programs may only transfer nine credit hours (1 certificate) into the master's program.

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