• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The master of arts in Arts Administration (MA-AA) degree track at Southern Utah University includes specialized graduate coursework that develop graduates who balance administrative systems with creative process in an effort to ensure the artistic integrity and economic sustainability of arts organizations.


Welcome to the Arts Administration Program at Southern Utah University. We offer a resident Master of Fine Arts degree, an online Master of Arts degree, and an undergraduate Minor in Arts Administration. Each program is designed to blend a love of the arts with the professional business skills necessary to promote, maintain, enhance, and fund arts organizations.


The master of fine arts in Arts Administration (MA-AA) degree track at Southern Utah University is a two-year resident academic and experiential learning course of study that begins each fall. The program includes 60 credit hours (see MFA Curriculum) combined with work opportunities through our professional affiliates: artsFUSION, Frehner Museum of Natural History, the Southern Utah Museum of Art, SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival


Most student organizations at SUU are officially recognized and provided with assistance by the SUU Student Association (SUUSA)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Arts Administration 
  • Arts Advocacy and Cultural Policy 
  • Fund Development for Arts Administrators 
  • Leadership Development in the Arts 
  • Accounting for Arts Administrators 
  • Legal Issues in the Arts 
  • Grant Writing

            Detailed Programme Facts

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:


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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            General Requirements

            • Applicants to the Arts Administration Program must have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or the international equivalent) in a relevant area of the arts, business, or the liberal arts.
            • SUU Graduate Programs Admissions application and the fee
            • Official transcripts from each college or university attended (unless the institution is SUU
            • Resume including academic, professional, and volunteer experience
            • Three (3) letters of recommendation
            • A Statement of Purpose

            Getting a Student Visa

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            Tuition Fee

            • International

              2434 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2434 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
            • National

              2434 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2434 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
            • In-State

              790 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 790 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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