Performing Arts Administration

Roosevelt University

12 months
39552 USD/year
39552 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration offered at the Roosevelt University is designed to hone the skills of current and aspiring administrators and to cultivate the next generation of great professionals within the field.

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Students in this selective program will take a broad range of courses in the areas of marketing, public relations, finance, development, technology, community engagement and more. Course work is taught by current and former senior administrators of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and League of American Orchestras, among others, all of whom have firsthand knowledge and experience in the field.

Putting It All Together

At the end of the Performing Arts Administration MA coursework from the Roosevelt University, students are assigned a case study which poses a unique set of challenges. Students are given four weeks to create a written plan of action to address those challenges. This project culminates in an oral defense of their recommendations. This project presents students with real world scenarios and the opportunity to hone their skill set within this field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Organizational Behavior and the Artistic Component
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Management and Leadership Methods
  • Technology
  • Facilities Management and Production
  • Fundamentals of Development for Arts Organizations
  • Education and Outreach

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate degree in a relevant field with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  •  Each applicant will be  required to submit a resume and a Statement of Purpose describing their goals and aspirations and how this Program will help them achieve those goals. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39552 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    39552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39552 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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