MA Program In Arts Administration
Baruch College Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
New York, USA
Full time, Part time
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Located in the heart of New York City, Baruch's MA in Arts Administration program trains the next generation of leaders in arts and culture. As both partner and supporter of the city's world-renowned museums, theatres, galleries, and cultural institutions, the Baruch MA in Arts Administration prepares students for leadership as activists, educators, and managers to ensure a bright future for the wide range of public, private, and non-profit art institutions in our field.
The 36-unit (1.5 to 2 years) MA program admits students each semester and includes a core curriculum focused on leadership and management in public, non-profit and commercial arts organizations. Utilizing our New York City arts community's wealth, students learn from faculty and guest speakers representing a diversity of artists, arts professionals, and civic leaders. Students develop competence in finance, resource development, marketing, audience engagement, entertainment law, arts education and outreach, public policy, and advocacy.
The core curriculum is further enhanced by a wide range of electives that allow students to deepen their knowledge within specific areas of interest and explore disciplines new to them. Students are expected to study across artistic disciplines to increase their awareness of the field as a whole and better prepare them for success in our fast-paced and ever-changing field. With a practical approach, the program encourages students to engage in professional internships with engaged mentors; and, in their final semester, students develop a consultancy with an arts organization, leading to a thesis or case study for use by the organization, as well as future students and practitioners in the field.
We serve part- and full-time students with courses scheduled to meet the needs of working professionals and full-time students. The majority of courses are offered in the evening after 6 pm. Some students have substantial experience in cultural institutions; others are recent college graduates and are still contemplating career changes.