The emphasis of the degree is on leadership in non profit arts organizations with special focus on the visual arts, dance, music, theatre, museum, cultural institution, and performing arts administration. The 36-hour degree program consists of 18 weekend sessions (18 credit hours), research and practicum work (12 credit hours), and two one week-long summer institutes (6 credit hours) that are spread out over two years of half-time enrollment in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Classes meet on three weekends in the fall, three weekends in the spring, and three weekends along with one full week in the summer.
Participants are admitted in cohorts beginning in the fall semester of each year. Cohort members develop strong bonds of camaraderie that transform into a vital network of professional peers after graduation. The program features visits to non-profit arts organization sites in the region. The faculty includes course instructors who are all working professionals in arts administration and guest lecturers with specialized expertise in marketing, law, grant-writing, advocacy, and leadership. The individual academic and career consultation and guidance that faculty members provide remains a distinctive component of the program. Every month students meet in small groups and individually with their instructors to discuss their progress and set goals for the next phase of their learning. In the first year the instructors guide students in their reflections upon their field-based internship experience. Second-year students meet with an instructor to discuss the planning, research, and writing of their research projects. Faculty members serving on thesis committees continue to work with students beyond the second year until the thesis is complete. Students typically graduate a year after completing all the course work.
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- Principles and Practices of Arts Administration
- Leadership, Management, and Organizational Structure
- Arts Administration and the Law
- Marketing the Arts
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration Visual Arts View 1017 other Masters in Business Administration in United States
- All international graduate applicants must submit an application and non-refundable application fee to the Graduate School.
- Transcript Evaluations: Applicants are required to have international coursework evaluated by an independent evaluation service.
- Official U.S. Transcripts: If any undergraduate or graduate coursework was completed in the U.S., those official transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate School from the issuing institution(s).
- English Language Proficiency.
- Applicants must submit an official score on a standardized test (GMAT, GRE, MAT, PRAXIS).
- Program-specific requirements.
International29214 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14607 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National15166 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7583 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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