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Arts Administration, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) , OH,
The College-Conservatory of Music, one of America's leading performing arts schools, and the nationally-recognized Carl H. Lindner College of Business combine resources to train students in administrative leadership for professional performing arts and visual arts organizations.

About

Emphasis is placed on preparing students to make sound decisions within the context of rapidly changing internal and external circumstances.

Coursework in business theory and practice is applied to the specific operating conditions of orchestras, theatres, opera companies, dance companies, and other not-for-profit arts institutions.

Students learn within a thriving arts environment that provides numerous opportunities to gain practical management experience. The city of Cincinnati supports eight major performing and visual arts organizations, two performing arts centers, and hundreds of smaller arts groups. These organizations provide practical experience through job opportunities and internships for the program's students. The College-Conservatory of Music is the largest performing arts provider in the state of Ohio, presenting over 1,000 student, faculty, and guest artist performances each year.

The Arts Administration program at the University of Cincinnati is small and selective, accepting only eight to ten students per cohort. This allows for a great deal of individual attention and concentration on developing the potential of each individual graduate student. Founded in 1976, the program has graduated over 300 students, boasting a 100% annual job placement rate annually, with over 80% of total graduates currently holding positions with professional arts organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Policy
  • Programming and Operations for the Performing Arts I
  • Arts Education and Community Engagement
  • Introduction to Arts Administration
  • Introduction to Financial Management for Not For Profit Arts Organizations
  • Marketing and Development for the Arts

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    34 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • graduate admissions application (online)
  • hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work
  • there is a $5 surcharge for international applications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 30 months.
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Living costs for Cincinnati

  • 1000 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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