American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Arts Management (MA)(Graduate Certificate)

Address:

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States

Phone:

202-885-2091

Fax:

202-885-2019

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Arts Management, Master of Arts in Arts Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate arts management program trains students to become arts administrators in many art disciplines and teaches them the basic tenants of business, management, and promotion of the arts. The curriculum is designed to combine current cultural and nonprofit theory with the best practices from the management field. Arts organizations throughout the metropolitan Washington region serve as laboratories for learning and enable students to apply classroom concepts in professional settings. Since 1974, the graduate arts management program has trained students to become arts administrators in many arts disciplines -- theater, visual arts, music, dance -- and taught them the basic tenants of business, management, and promotion of the arts. The arts management curriculum is designed to combine current cultural and nonprofit theory with the best practices from the management field. Arts organizations throughout the metropolitan Washington region serve as laboratories for learning and enable students to apply classroom concepts in professional settings. Graduate students wishing to augment or begin nonprofit arts management studies can pursue a graduate certificate in arts management. The graduate certificate in arts management is a recognized form of continuing education. Students gain knowledge and experience in non-profit arts management, including fundraising, marketing and public relations, and Board of Director interactions through 15 credit hours of coursework.

Accreditation:

American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education & the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1178.00

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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