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Arts Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
The arts administration degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in visual arts, performing arts, and arts service organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

About

The past two decades have witnessed a rapid expansion in arts audiences, practitioners, and institutions. Simultaneously, the increased cyclical economic uncertainty in both the public and private sectors has resulted in a growing need for highly skilled administrators who can work effectively with elected officials, business and community leaders, and fellow arts professionals.

The Master of Science in Arts Administration program emphasizes excellence, creativity, economic problem solving, internationalism, and a commitment to the new technologies of our age. We are particularly concerned with helping arts organizations place the achievement of their missions ahead of any blind devotion to maximizing revenues. It is toward such an end that we sustain a deep conviction in the centrality of the role of the artist and in the fundamental importance of artistic excellence as issues central to the health of all arts organizations in the twenty-first century.

The MS in Arts Administration program is specifically designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults. Students can complete all coursework on a part-time, evening basis, in approximately two years. Full-time study toward the degree is also possible, although scheduling issues may sometimes arise, as not every course will appear in a one-year cycle.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Art World
  • Financial Management for Nonprofits
  • Legal Issues in Arts Administration
  • Internship in Arts Administration 
  • Arts and the Internet
  • Research and Program Evaluation in Arts Administration
  • Arts and the Community
  • Managing Performing Arts Organizations 
  • Managing Visual Arts Organizations 
  • Comparative Cultural Policy and Administration

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    40 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    95

                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    7

                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  Academic Requirements

                  General Requirements

                  • Common Application- Application Fee: $80
                  • High School Transcript
                  • Senior Year Grades
                  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form
                  • Teacher Evaluation
                  • Standardized Tests: BU requires either the SAT or ACT
                  • Portfolios, Auditions and Interviews (only for Students applying to the College of Fine Arts)
                  • Secondary School Records
                  • Final Year Grades
                  • English Proficiency Testing Results
                  • Documentation of Financial Support
                  • Passport Photocopy

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    52816 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • National

                    52816 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                  Living costs for Boston

                  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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

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