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Arts Management

Carnegie Mellon University

24 months
51000 USD/year
51000 USD/year
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Arts and cultural institutions need leaders who are as passionate as the artists and audiences they support. These organizations face unique challenges in the digital age, and the Master of Arts Management (MAM) program at Carnegie Mellon University prepares students to face those challenges and ensure that the arts continue to thrive.


Combining the renowned interdisciplinary and creative power of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts with the analytical expertise of Heinz College, the MAM program positions graduates to be arts managers who can lead organizations at the highest level and have lasting impact on the communities they serve.

Our innovative approach centers on the intersection of people, policy, and technology with an arts focus. Courses in analytics and quantitative management—alongside many exciting opportunities for industry-centered experiential learning—will train you to navigate the rapidly changing cultural economy of the 21stcentury.

Is MAM Right for me ?

The Master of Arts Management (MAM) program at Carnegie Mellon University is a joint degree offered by Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and College of Fine Arts.

MAM is a full-time, two-year professional degree program based in Pittsburgh. The program trains students to seek evidence-based solutions to problems facing the arts and cultural sector as well as associated arts education and advocacy organizations, heritage organizations, and related fields. It is the ideal fit for students with a passion for the arts who wish to ensure the strength of artistic and cultural institutions, using effective quantitative management techniques to weather the complex technological, social, and political changes affecting the industry.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Arts Enterprises: Management and Structures
  • Database Theory and Practice for Creative Enterprises
  • Arts Marketing and Public Relations
  • Law and the Arts
  • Fundraising and Philanthropy
  • Sponsorships and Grants
  • Writing for Creative Enterprises
  • Career & Professional Development for Arts Managers
  • Exhibitions Management OR Producing a Performing Arts Season
  • Museum Operations OR Presenting Performing Arts & Festivals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • answer required questions within the online application form
  • upload required essay and résumé
  • register each recommender's name and email address
  • enter test date and registration number for any required standardized test(s)
  • Supporting materials (transcripts, test scores, recommendations) can arrive after the deadline without negatively impacting your admission decision or scholarship review. Applications are reviewed after all required materials have been received. Certain scholarship awards may be limited for applications received after the deadline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    51000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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