MA in Arts Administration

The MA in Arts Administration is designed for working professionals, providing you the flexibility to live and work anywhere while learning and advancing your career. Faculty members are national arts leaders offering you access to wide networks of mentors and peers.

ChooseWhat is Arts Administration?

What is Arts Administration?

Arts administration, also called arts management, is the leadership and management of artists as well as arts and cultural organizations. These organizations, which may be nonprofit or for profit, are involved in the programming, funding, and support of artists, organizations, and communities in the visual, performing, literary, media, educational, and arts service areas.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The curriculum provides you the tools to prepare for the entrepreneurial, global, and ever-changing environment of today’s arts administrator. It also provides the opportunity to learn from leaders and to engage in advanced learning that is practical and immediately applicable.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What kinds of jobs do MAAA students and graduates have?

Our students and alumni work in arts and cultural organizations of all sizes, in urban and rural communities, and in organizations such as museums, theatre companies, foundations, festivals, arts councils, dance companies, symphony orchestras, arts education centers, schools and government agencies. 

They are leaders in areas that include marketing, design, fundraising, programming, operations, consulting, production, finance, education, advocacy, grants allocation, and artist management.


Our Limited-Residency format enables our faculty as well as our students to live and work anywhere in the country, and they do.

Our faculty are working practitioners who are fully engaged in the practice of arts administration, and their teaching reflects their hands-on experience with real-world issues. They are leaders in the field of arts administration with extensive networks. They offer you unmatched personal attention and support as you develop your own professional networks and relationships. 

Why Choose Goucher?

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    WATCH NOW: "I was really drawn to Goucher's masters program because of its flexibility." - Nikki Lekhy '17 | M.A. in Arts Administration