M.A. in Arts Administration

The M.A. 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

Spotlight Series: Naomi Davidoff

Naomi Davidoff M.A.A.A. ’19 applies her arts administration education to her work as a development director, project manager and costume designer.

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Learn where you are

  • Keep your job or change careers while you earn your graduate degree
  • Low-residency format—an opportunity to take a course on campus for 9 days and meet cohort and faculty
  • Flexible classes online in the evening via Zoom

Study with national leaders

  • Faculty are national leaders working in the arts
  • Classes are practical and immediately applicable
  • Personal attention from faculty is unmatched

Network and connect

  • Establish professional relationships with faculty, guest speakers, and alumni
  • Work collaboratively and build lifetime connections with cohort, faculty, and alumni
  • Facilitate a career change or enhance your work in theatre, dance, music, museums, arts centers, galleries, colleges, arts advocacy organizations, arts education, and arts service


  • Designed for those who want to learn while also working full-time
  • Application requirement: undergrad degree
  • Structure: Residency on campus for 9 days in July; fall and spring semesters online
  • Scholarships available

Courses Include

Marketing, Finance, Fund Development, Grantsmanship, Arts and Public Policy, Leadership, Law in the Arts, Managing Performing Arts Organizations, Managing Visual Arts Organizations, New Ventures in the Arts/ Entrepreneurship, Cultural Ecosystems, International Arts Policy 

Our M.A. in Arts Administration offers scholarships, engaged faculty, and lasting relationships. If you have any questions, please contact the M.A.A.A. program director, Ramona Baker, at ramona.baker@goucher.edu.

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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