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International Arts Management

Southern Methodist University

24 months
40000 USD/year
40000 USD/year
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The International Arts Management program’s mission at Southern Methodist University is to train a new generation of managers who currently hold positions related to the international dimension of organizations active in the performing arts, in the heritage sector (museums, historic sites), or in cultural industries (film, publishing, sound recording, radio and television).


The International Arts Management program at Southern Methodist University is designed to:

  • provide insight into management processes and the ways in which arts organizations operate within the various management disciplines, including marketing, fundraising, human resources, finance, production and distribution, and administration
  • identify and encourage the development of best practices in arts and cultural management
  • explore the impact of legal, economic and cultural policy on the arts
  • address issues of international relevance to arts and cultural organizations, rigorously and in detail
  • present students with theory, case studies, hands-on learning and empirical research in the field of arts and cultural management
  • provide a forum for challenging and debating theories and models, as well as their application in global arts and cultural practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Study: In-depth Industry Exploration
  • Audience Development & Marketing in the Arts
  • Arts Administration Internship
  • Cultural Economics
  • Technology and the Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enter the Arts Management M.A./M.B.A. program, you must be admitted to both the Meadows School of the Arts and the Cox School of Business. 
  • Central to a successful career in arts management is a strong personal commitment to the development, production, presentation and sustenance of high quality art. 
  • In addition, you should demonstrate strong academic capabilities; leadership potential and interpersonal and communication skills; and personal qualities such as maturity, integrity, self-confidence and motivation. 
  • Greater preference will be given to those applicants with post-undergraduate professional experience, although professional experience is not required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40000 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    40000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40000 USD per year during 24 months.


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