MA in Arts Administration

The MA in Arts Administration is a graduate program designed for busy people who want to:

  • learn from national arts leaders
  • develop a strong, national network
  • be inspired by a community of mentors and peers
  • enhance their careers
  • enjoy the flexibility to live and learn from anywhere in the world

A Day in the Life: Tony Montenieri '18

M.A.A.A. student Tony Montenieri '18 recently took over the Goucher College Snapchat to share a day in the life of a Goucher graduate student and a working arts administration professional.

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Our MAAA is a limited-residency program providing students the flexibility to live and work anywhere in the world while learning and advancing their careers. Faculty and students come together on campus once a year during a summer residency.  Fall and spring courses are taught online.

Learning from the Best

Our MAAA faculty members are national arts leaders, offering practical information and access to networks of arts and cultural organizations. They are working practitioners who are fully engaged in arts administration and who live and work around the country in a variety of arts, cultural, and arts service organizations. Their teaching is focused on best practices of current and immediately applicable information. Our faculty to student ratio is almost two to one. Check out their biographies under the Faculty tab. 

Career Advancement

Our MAAA alumni hold executive leadership positions in dance companies, performing arts centers, theatre companies, arts service organizations, opera and music organizations, arts councils, symphony orchestras, visual arts centers, museums, arts education, presenting organizations, arts advocacy organizations, and colleges and universities around the US and internationally.

Strong Networks and Communities

Our MAAA deliberately works to develop strong networks to support students in advancing their future careers.  Faculty, students, guest speakers, and alumni have built a supportive community that supports, inspires, and facilitates student career advancement. 


Founded in 1998, the MA in Arts Administration (MAAA) was developed to provide working arts professionals the opportunity to learn and earn their MA without leaving their community or their jobs. This was the first and only graduate program of its kind until 2010.  The limited-residency format allows both students and faculty to work together on campus once a year and then return to their work and communities the rest of the year.

Our MAAA offers scholarships, engaged faculty, and lasting relationships.  If you have any questions, please contact the MAAA program director, Ramona Baker, at

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    WATCH NOW: "I've gotten something useful out of every class that I've taken in this program so far." -Andrew Woodard '18 | M.A. in Arts Administration

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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