Certificate in Non-Profit Management

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Villanova University offers students the opportunity to combine their interest in Theatre with a certificate in Non-Profit Management through the collaboration of the Theatre Department and the Public Administration department This new program combines the scholarly, creative and practical curriculum of the M.A. in Theatre with a certificate designed to facilitate a career in the nonprofit sector

In addition to traditional theater curriculum, you will take Theatre Management (offered by the Theatre Department) and four courses from Villanova’s Master of Public Administration program:

  • Financial Management (MPA 8003)
  • Effective Nonprofit Management (MPA 8600)
  • Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations (MPA 8700)
  • one elective

The MA in Theatre is 36 credits.  The certificate in Non-Profit Management is 15 credits.  In order to combine the MA in Theatre with the certificate, an additional 3 credits are needed, bringing the total number of credits for students who plan to do both to 39 credits.

The PA program offers a variety of exciting 1 credit courses that are offered on three consecutive Saturday mornings in each semester.  These courses broaden ones skill set and make achieving the extra three credits necessary to complete the certificate achievable while balancing academics and theatre production.  

MPA Villanova

You must apply to the Public Administration Department for the Non-Profit Certificate just as you applied to the Theatre Department for the Masters in Theatre. Students must be accepted into both programs separately.  Both applications can be found here.

 

MPA Certificate Alumni Spolight

Many of our recent graduates who received their Certificate in Non-Profit Management are currently working in the industry.

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Sophia Barrett

Sophia Barrett ('15) is the Development Associate/Office Assistant at FringeArts.

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Rebecca Cureton

Rebecca Cureton ('16) is the Marketing Manager at the Arden Theatre Company.

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Jill Jacobs

Jill Jacobs ('15) is the Marketing Manager at Western Carolina University.

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Hallie Martenson

Hallie Martenson ('15) is the Communications Director at FringeArts.

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Christine Petrini

Christine Petrini ('14) is the Membership Services Associate at ArtPride New Jersey.

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Emily Poworoznek

Emily Poworoznek ('14) is currently working for AKA, an Arts and Entertainment agency in NYC.

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PWTF

Polly Edlestein, Brie Knight, Christine Petrini, Megan Diehl (all '14) founded the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival.