M.A. Online

Arts Administration (Online)

Winthrop University

24 months
915 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
915 USD/credit 16470 USD/year
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The Arts Administration (Online) program at Winthrop University gives you the solid skill set you need to develop these essential competencies and advance your career in the arts.


Today’s arts administration leaders require a mix of professional skills, creative initiative and humane integrity to thrive in nonprofit arts environments. It combines current theory, academic research and applied practice to help you become an effective leader in Arts Administration (Online).

Learning Outcomes

  • 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, global issues, ethical questions and leadership practices as they relate to nonprofit arts administration.
  • Successfully complete a capstone project as a culminating experience.

Mission Statement

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles and Practices of Arts Administration 
  • Effective Leadership and Management 
  • Marketing the Arts 
  • Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Fiscal Management 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an arts or business management discipline.
  • Overall undergraduate grade-point average 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.

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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