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The MA in Arts Administration is a low-residency program providing students the flexibility to live and work anywhere while learning and advancing their careers. Faculty members are national arts leaders offering students access to wide networks of mentors and peers. A faculty to student ratio of almost two to one and an annual on-campus residency provide unique learning opportunities, along with the development of leadership skills and lasting relationships.

Founded in 1998, the MA in Arts Administration (MAAA) was developed to give working arts professional the opportunity to earn their MA. The low-residency model is based on the Executive MBA format that allows students and faculty to be together on campus once a year for intense study and then to return to their work and their communities during the rest of the year. The program has been greatly enhanced through technology and includes live classes through WebEx (like Skype) as well as online discussion boards, group work, and access to the latest resources.  

This format allows the MAAA to attract a broad range of students working in arts and cultural organizations as well as the most exciting, engaged, and knowledgeable faculty and guest speakers from around the country and around the world.   

If you are interested in earning your MA, learning from the best, and furthering your career in arts administration, please read more about this program.  Read the faculty bio's, learn more about the MAAA curriculum, and note the application procedures.  We offer scholarships and lasting friendships. If you have any questions, please feel to contact us at or to contact the program director, Ramona Baker, at

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