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Arts Administration

University of Cincinnati

30 months
26644 USD/year
26644 USD/year
14902 USD/year
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The Arts Administration programme from the University of Cincinnati is 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.


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.

Career Prospects

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
  • Arts Administration
  • Financial Management for Not For Profit Arts Organizations
  • Marketing and Development for the Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


65 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 30 months.
  • National

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 30 months.
  • In-State

    14902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14902 USD per year during 30 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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