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American University Master of Arts in Arts Management
American University

Master of Arts in Arts Management

Washington, USA

2 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 1,922 / per credit



Become an Arts Business Leader

As a passionate and purpose-driven arts manager, you help artists find their voice, audiences find their bliss, organizations attract and animate their funding, and communities build thriving and creative places to live, learn, and work. AU’s Arts Management Program will prepare you to make a positive difference in the visual, performing, media, community, online, or emerging arts, and position you to change the art world for the better.

Learn and work in the global cultural hub of Washington, DC, alongside business-savvy arts leaders, a vibrant and diverse network of global professionals, and world-respected and innovative faculty. Explore the powerful intersection of research and professional practice through a curriculum that blends them both with hands-on work experiences and real-world insights of alumni and other leading professionals.

Arts Leaders Dedicated To Your Success

Our faculty bring deep expertise and demonstrated commitment to student and alumni success. As one example, all three of our full-time faculty have been elected by an international membership of arts management faculty to serve as President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE). Our entire world-class faculty is internationally respected for its thought leadership and agenda-setting role in arts and culture. They conduct important research, publish widely, present internationally, and bring practical experience with prestigious arts venues to their instruction.

We have a program-wide commitment to providing individual student support, academic advising, and career coaching. You will receive individual mentorship from our expert professors throughout the program.

A City Devoted To The Arts

Home to national and international institutions and a thriving local visual, performing, media, and community arts scene, DC is an exceptional place to study arts management. In this city, you will have access to global performers and thinkers, artists from every country in the world, leading practitioners and policymakers, and area institutions ranging from grass-roots art groups to world-renowned venues.

In DC, the local is global. Our program collaborates with Sotheby’s of London, the Department of State, and major foundations from around the world. We also have a powerful local network, connecting our students to internships, partnerships, fellowships, and practicum placements among the DC area’s leading cultural institutions, including Americans for the Arts, Arena Stage, Ford’s Theater, the Smithsonian Institution, the Helen Hayes Awards, the Kennedy Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Gallery of Art, the National Symphony Orchestra, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Washington Ballet, and the Washington National Opera.


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