Why Study Arts Administration?

What kinds of jobs do M.A.A.A. graduates have?

95% of our alumnae/i over the past decade are currently working in the arts. Our graduates are planning, facilitating, raising money, evaluating, and leading; designing and opening new facilities; marketing; educating students of all ages; consulting in areas such as audience building, strategic planning, and financial development; establishing their own entrepreneurial work and opening new arts organizations; working for private foundations and city governments; developing and managing public art programs and arts advocacy organizations; and exploring arts research. They are developing social justice reforms through arts activism. They are working in all art forms and in all areas of the country.


Alumnae/i from the M.A. in Arts Administration program have gone on to work at:

  • Alphawood Foundation
  • American Blues Theatre
  • American Conservatory Theatre
  • American Dance Festival
  • American Visionary Art Museum
  • Americans for the Arts
  • Annenberg Center for the Arts
  • Arts for LA
  • Blue Man Group
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • California Shakespeare Theatre
  • Carmel Symphony Orchestra
  • Charlottesville Ballet
  • College of the Bahamas
  • Dance Canvas
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Harvard Library
  • Isabella Steward Gardner Museum
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Meow Wolf
  • Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet
  • National Dance Education Association
  • New England Foundation for the Arts
  • New York Foundation for the Arts
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts
  • Roundabout Theatre Company
  • Seattle Opera
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • University of Chicago
  • Visual Arts Center of Richmond
  • Youth Choral Theatre of Chicago

Visit the M.A. in Arts Administration program homepage for more information.