Today’s expanding world of performance and visual arts requires leadership with vision. Transform your passion for the arts into a rewarding professional career as a manager, collaborator, and leader. Offered through the renownedHorace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, this degree allows you to pursue a career in the field that fits your interests. You’ll earn a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from a school that offers a wide range of learning experiences in partnership with the area’s leading arts institutions. You’ll emerge from the program well prepared to assume a leadership role in an array of professional capacities.
FLEXIBLE TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
The Arts Administration program can be completed either full or part-time. The full-time degree completion plan is two years, while the part-time degree completion plan is approximately four years. Directed research courses, internships, and frequent evening classes make the program flexible for a variety of schedules and needs. Each student will work with his/her faculty academic advisor to progress at his/her own pace.
REACH YOUR GOALS
The program offers a choice of two learning paths to suit your career aspirations and interests. The Museum and Visual Arts track prepares students for management roles in a gallery, museum, or other visual arts organizations. The Performance track prepares students to advance as leaders in the fields of dance, music, and theatre.
Arts Administration faculty hold terminal degrees in their field and are experienced instructors and advisors with expertise in the diverse disciplines that are relevant to arts professionals. Performing arts faculty are active in their own practice, regularly participating in productions all over the state, while museum-track faculty are accomplished researchers with extensive experience partnering with arts institutions.