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Arts Management | Master's Program

Arts Management (MA)

Offered by the Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have completed at least nine undergraduate courses in theatre, dance, music, or visual arts, one-third of which must be advanced work or its equivalent. Equivalent training is understood to be four or more years' experience in a professional company or organization. Students applying to the program with this background will be asked for an interview. Two letters of recommendation and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are required. Provisional admission may be granted and is removed at the completion of 12 credit hours of coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Degree Requirements

  • 38 credit hours of approved graduate work
  • Advancement to candidacy on completing 12 to 18 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, removing any undergraduate deficiencies, and with the written recommendation of the student's faculty advisor
  • A four-hour comprehensive examination covering three areas: arts management, and two areas of specialization
  • Capstone experience: PERF-794 and 3 credit hours from one of the following: PERF-702, PERF-793, or PERF-797

Course Requirements

Required (21 credit hours)

Capstone (5 credit hours)

Note: Students unable to complete the capstone within 5 credit hours will then register for PERF-795 Research and Writing.

Required

3 credit hours from the following:

Electives (12 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours in approved arts-related nonmanagerial courses
  • 9 credit hours in approved elective courses including business administration, communication, and public administration. Approved elective courses include: Cultural Leadership, The Art of Producing, Performing Arts Management, Curatorial Practice, Museum Management, Museums and Society, Museums and Ethics, Arts Management in Diverse Communities, Arts Enterprise, Grantwriting, Arts Programming, Legal Issues in the Arts, Arts Education, Technology in Fundraising, Technology and Marketing the Arts, International Cultural Management, and International Cultural Policy.