This Visual Arts Administration MA program from New York University prepares you for leadership roles in a broad range of arts organizations. We take into account the cultural and economic impact of the visual arts, nationally and internationally, as well as the challenges facing the arts today.
Our Visual Arts Administration MA addresses the whole art ecology, including:
The cultural environment in which art and arts organizations operate
The role of the artist in society
How artwork is documented, presented, and interpreted
The structure and management of organizations that display artwork – both nonprofit and for-profit
The role of art theorists, critics, curators, and collectors
The degree curriculum considers how visual arts organizations expand knowledge and build audiences, the increasing role of art in urban development and public spaces, and new approaches and tools for encouraging access and participation.
Careers and Outcomes
Using the program's extensive internship component and alumni networks, you will have access to a wide range of individuals and organizations in the field and increase the depth of your understanding of the complexities of this challenging area.
Upon completion of our program, our graduates:
Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process, how art and artists function in society.
Analyze the economic, political and social environment in which artists and arts organizations operate, including legal, ethical and policy issues
Identify and evaluate how artwork is interpreted, presented, documented and archived.
Critique and compare the structure, operations and management of organizations that present or produce artwork on various scales.
Outline strategies for marketing, audience development, outreach, and community development in the arts.
Have acquired business skills in accounting, finance, organizational theory, and management, as well as arts-related media and technology.
Have developed an expansive and inclusive world view of the visual arts field that values different global perspectives, identities, concerns, and goals.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Environment of Visual Arts Administration
- Digital Technologies and the Art Organization: From Strategy to Practice
- Law and the Visual Arts
- Development for the Vis. Arts
- Strategic Planning and Governance
- Art Collecting
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesVisual Arts View 528 other Masters in Visual Arts in United States
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
- Proficiency in English
- Personal Interview
International21540 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National21540 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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