Program Timeline

Our M.A. in Arts Administration is designed for those who want to work full-time while they complete their degree. Most students complete the 43-credit program in 2-4 years with three years being the most common. The number of credits taken each semester determines how long it takes to complete the program.

No two students have the same backgrounds, goals, and needs, but this is an example of a path through the M.A.A.A. program.

First year: 

  • Intro to Arts Administration
  • Leadership
  • Writing and Research
  • Marketing
  • Finance 

Second Year:

  • Arts and Public Policy
  • Fundraising
  • Arts and the Law
  • Elective
  • Elective

Third Year:

  • International Arts Policy
  • Grantsmanship
  • Cultural Ecosystems
  • Major Paper
  • Elective
  • Elective

Electives include:

  • Performing Arts Management
  • Visual Arts Management
  • Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Independent Study
  • Arts Education
  • Courses can also be taken in other graduate programs

All M.A.A.A. courses are 3 credits except for Grantsmanship, which is 1 credit.

Each year, students have the opportunity to participate in an on-site residency at Goucher College where faculty, students, and guest speakers learn together.

Semester Start Dates

  • Summer 2021: June 1
    • Summer Residency: July 6
  • Fall 2021: August 26
  • Winter 2022: January 3
  • Spring 2022: January 31