Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Professional Skills Development In Community Arts Certificate Launched by College of Liberal Arts

Professional Skills Development In Community Arts Certificate Launched by College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University is pleased to announce a new continuing education certificate program titled, Professional Skills Development In Community Arts, which is open to all and will be of interest to individuals who work within community arts organizations, artists, students, arts volunteers, and art educators. 

The inaugural Professional Skills Development in Community Arts Certificate is offered over six months, August 2014 through January 2015, on the Auburn University campus in Auburn, AL. Additionally, skills refresher modules will be offered annually to retain the currency of module content.

 “Last year, we offered a one-day pilot project in collaboration with the Alabama State Council on the Arts to determine the needs of arts organizations and independent artists in the state,” says Associate Dean for Educational Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts, Giovanna Summerfield. “The certificate program is designed for those seeking to develop and build upon professional skills in the arts and for those who are seeking the most up to date professional development in the topic areas offered.”

The Professional Skills Development in Community Arts Certificate offers six modules that provide 20 contact hours of professional skills development education relevant to community arts management and individual careers in a supportive learning environment. Courses are developed and facilitated by professional experts with extensive experience in their fields.

Course emphasis is on providing practical skills and tools in the areas of media skills development and application, fundraising, public relations, copyright, leadership, and grant proposal development for community arts development. Professional networking opportunities will be included in some of the modules. No pre-requisites or textbooks are required for the non-credit Continuing Education courses.

Individuals are invited to register for the full certificate, or for single modules. Registrants will receive a certificate upon completion of six modules (20 contact hours of instruction, two Continuing Education Units.) The deadline for registration for the first module in Social Media is June 7.

To learn more and to register for the Professional Skills Development in Community Arts Certificate visit the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities website: http://www.auburn.edu/communityarts. Contact Maiben Beard at maiben@auburn.edu or 334-844-4903 for more information.

Last Updated: August 09, 2016