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Fine Arts Director

This program is under review and no longer accepting applications.

Certificate Overview

The program is designed for those responsible for the supervision of fine arts programs or teachers moving into such areas of responsibility.

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Requirements and Curriculum

Fine Arts Director Graduate Certificate

Program at a Glance


Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admission requirements are as follows:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Professional Resume*
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts for graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee


On-campus day courses are offered during the summer over a two-week period.

Program Costs/Credits

Visit Student Accounts' tuition and fees page for current program costs for this 12 credit graduate certificate program.

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Program Highlights

  • Unique program
  • Courses can be used in the supervisor/director CAGS or M.Ed. in Arts Education program
  • Residential summer program
Fitchburg State University's Fine Arts Director program is the reason I was named District-wide Director of Arts for Littleton Public Schools. The directorship program was well balanced, offering a wide view of the arts from curriculum development, staff management, and arts research. I am still in contact with many of the members of my cohort. Their support and diverse arts backgrounds were a great factor in the total Fitchburg State educational package.
– Maureen Caouette


This certificate offers teachers in specific art forms the opportunity to learn about other arts to prepare for leadership positions in combined arts departments in schools.

  • Fine Arts Directors
  • Unified Arts Directors
  • Combined Arts Directors

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