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Arts Administration

Winthrop University

24 months
915 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
915 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
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Arts Administration from Winthrop University gives you the solid skill set you need to develop these essential competencies and advance your career in the arts. It combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to help you become an effective leader in arts administration.


Arts Administration from Winthrop University remains a dynamic, competitive field with many opportunities for talented leaders. Your master’s in arts administration from Winthrop will qualify you for arts administration leadership roles in industries that may include:

  • Arts and cultural center management
  • Arts councils/commissions
  • Arts services programs
  • Communications
  • Cultural tourism
  • Education

Students at Arts Administration from Winthrop University will:

  • Learn best practices in governance, audience development, marketing, financial management and legal principles pertaining to nonprofit arts.
  • Prepare to lead in community engagement in the arts through, arts advocacy and arts policy development.
  • Explore evolving technologies, ethical questions and leadership practices as they relate to nonprofit arts administration.
  • Successfully complete a capstone project as a culminating experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Practices of Arts Administration
  • Effective Leadership and Management
  • Marketing the Arts 
  • Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Fiscal Management 
  • Sustainability: Funding, Development and Grants 
  • Arts Administration and the Law 
  • Community Engagement 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the arts or business management disciplines.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. Recommendations from arts and/or academic professionals who can speak about the applicant’s involvement in the nonprofit arts field and the applicant’s academic research/writing skills are preferred.
  • Submit an essay describing background in a nonprofit art/cultural environment and reasons for pursuing this degree program.
  • At least one year of professional or volunteer experience preferably in a nonprofit arts/cultural environment.
  • Applicants must submit official transcript(s) from all institutions attended, even if the classes were transferred or if the applicant withdrew from the school.
  • International students must have a course-by-course evaluation of their international coursework conducted by an independent evaluation service.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 915 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 915 USD per credit during 24 months.


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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