George Mason University
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George Mason University

Arts Management Admissions

The Arts Management program teaches students the executive leadership skills they need to succeed in nonprofit visual and performing arts management.

Anika Kwinana presenting her capstone project to current students, faculty, and area arts leaders. All Arts Management students are required to complete a capstone, which is an opportunity to deepen, expand and demonstrate mastery of one area of arts management. Kwinana’s "Beyond a Seat at the Table: Diversity in Arts Organizations before the Arts" was awarded Capstone of the Year for 2018.

The Mason Arts Management Program offers an undergraduate minor, an accelerated master’s program in partnership with School of Art, Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music and School of Theater, an MA in Arts Management and a dual MA in arts management and art history.

The minor in Arts Management is open to all College of Visual and Performing Arts majors, as well as art history majors. Classes cover research, writing, arts marketing, public relations, grant writing, fundraising, critical analysis, and non-profit financial skills. Mason alumni are leaders in nonprofit performing and visual arts organizations.

Studying Arts Management

Accelerated Masters Programs

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers several options for our undergraduate students to start working on their Master's degree while they're completing their Bachelor's. 

Available programs in CVPA.

Arts Management Minor

The field of visual and performing arts offers many career paths that rely on a strong foundation in one or more art forms and require specific knowledge and skills in administration and management. The minor in arts management is open to all College of Visual and Performing Arts majors, as well as art history majors. All other students must complete 9 credits of arts-related course work to be eligible for this minor.

To declare a minor, please contact Aries Wilson.

Sarah Coffin speaks about her independent study project.

Sarah Coffin, an Arts Management graduate student, speaks about her independent study project, "The Empty House Studio" at the Edison Place Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Contact Us

Email us or call us: 703-993-8926. Visit us at Metropolitan Building, Arlington campus, 3434 N. Washington Blvd, Room 5064, Arlington, VA 22201.

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