Performing Arts Administration, MA

Offered in: Roosevelt Online

The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration is designed to hone the skills of current and aspiring administrators. It is open to students with an earned baccalaureate degree who are employed in the field of arts management or seek a career in that field.

The program develops leaders who understand and can manage the rapidly changing dimensions of 21st century arts administration. Students within the program will take a broad range of courses in the areas of marketing, public relations, finance, development, technology, community engagement, organizational development, leadership, and facilities operations. Its unique nature lies in the hybrid structure of both online and in-person courses, as well as a faculty of expert practitioners, who are leading administrators with national and internationally prominent arts organizations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate degree in a relevant field with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

An internship is required for students who do not have adequate relevant work experience. The decision to waive the internship requirement will be based on the professional resume submitted with the application, and will be made by the program director on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements

The program requires 30 credit hours of coursework, including a final synthesis project, and two summer mini-residences of two weeks each. The period necessary for completion of the program comprises four consecutive terms: Summer I, Fall, Spring, and Summer II.

Two grades below B- may be counted toward fulfillment of program requirements. A third grade below B- will result in dismissal from the program.

After completing all required courses, the student will design a Capstone Project consisting of both written and oral presentations. This project will integrate and synthesize the ideas and projects from program coursework, creating a useful and original approach to practical application of the program's content toward building a career.

Coursework Required
ARTM 450THE ARTISTIC COMPONENT3
ARTM 455ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES3
ARTM 460MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR ARTS MANAGEMENT3
ARTM 465FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCE3
ARTM 470FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS3
ARTM 475FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS3
ARTM 480TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY AND ITS ROLE IN THE ARTS3
ARTM 485EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT3
ARTM 490SPECIAL TOPICS IN PERFORMING ARTS MANAGEMENT3
ARTM 495CAPSTONE:SYNTHESIS OF LEARNING3
Total Credit Hours30