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M.A. in Arts Administration

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Welcome to Rowan University's M.A. in Arts Administration!

Offered through the University's world-class College of Performing Arts, our program welcomes recent graduates, working professionals, and professionals seeking a career change.

The curriculum is practically-driven through an applied approach and supported with a theoretical and leadership foundation. You will learn to have an impact on your organization through creative practice and transformative leadership.

Our goal is for you to thrive in your organizations and communities, apply what you are learning in the curriculum, and have the ability to contribute positively as a purpose driven manager in our arts communities.

Our program's success is acknowledged by our accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Arts Administration is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 30 graduate semester hours (10 courses), which are possible to complete in only 6 consecutive semesters.

The following courses make up the M.A. in Arts Administration program. Each course is scheduled in eight-week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 30 S.H.
THD 07530 Arts Administration Leadership 3
THD 07532 Arts Planning: An Elegant Process 3
THD 07533 Audience Development 3
THD 07531 Producing and the Arts 3
THD 07534 Education and Outreach Programs in the Arts 3
THD 07535 Curatorial Practice in the Arts 3
THD 07511 Production/Performance/Arts Administration Project 3
THD 07505 Independent Study in Graduate Theatre and Arts Administration 3
THD 07515 Internship in the Arts 3
THD 07536 Fundraising and Development for the Arts 3
THD 07537 Arts Advocacy and Policy 3

* THD 07505 OR THD 07515

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
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Career Outlook

As a graduate with an Arts Administration masters from Rowan University, you are equipped with the tools to help you shape the direction and vision for the future of the arts. Your knowledge provides you with the skillset to needed to pursue a variety of careers, including gallery directors, music producers, dance company managers, and arts/cultural entrepreneurs.


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