Texas Tech University

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School of Music
Undergraduate Certificate
Community Arts

Undergraduate Certificate in Community Arts

This Certificate provides practical and applicable skills for future Arts Administrators, working artists, performers, presenters, and community advocates. In addition to required coursework in business, marketing, and arts practice, candidates can choose to concentrate upon an “Administrative” track, suitable for aspiring business professionals—agents, bookers, producers, executives--or an “Artist” track, suitable for aspiring performers, free-lancers, and studio musicians. The CAE Certificate is particularly suitable for those interested in advanced degrees (as for example in Arts Administration or Education) and/or in growing the professional and applied entrepreneurial skills. This is how community-based arts entrepreneurship works!



Christopher J. Smith


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Christopher J. Smith
Professor and Chair of Musicology

Director, Vernacular Music Center