12 months
32616 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Arts Management from American University Washington DC will prepare you for prominent management roles at the world’s best arts organizations by providing the managerial, ethical, financial, marketing, fundraising, and communication skills you need to successfully run an arts organization.  


At Arts Management from American University Washington DC you will get hands-on experience working with leading organizations in the DC area or travel to London to work with the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. You will receive a first-rate education and gain professional experience while continuing to practice your chosen art discipline.


With an AU education, a city full of opportunities, and the practical experience gained during your practicum, you will graduate fully prepared for a position in mid-to upper-level management. We combine career coaching and academic advising throughout the program to support your career goals and ensure your success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Governance and Leadership
  • Marketing the Arts 
  • Fundraising 
  • Financial Management in the Arts 
  • Applied Arts Management 
  • Cultural Policy and the Arts 
  • Nonprofit Legal Issues 
  • Seminar in Arts Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines are the ones for priority admission.


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Provisional admission may be granted and is removed at the completion of 12 credit hours of coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour
  • Tuition for summer option: $1,759 per credit

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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