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George Mason University

Arts Management

The Arts Management program at George Mason University seeks to advance all aspects of non-profit administration of the visual and performing arts. Our graduates, who are mentored by some of the nation's most outstanding practicing managers, use experience gained in the program to skillfully and successfully engage artists, audiences, and communities all around the globe.

Mastering Arts Management

You love the arts and have a deep desire to share that enthusiasm with the community. Consider pursuing a master’s degree in Arts Management. The program incorporates real-world training through internships at the best organizations in the D.C. area and abroad.

Explore how evolving technology is changing the way patrons engage with artistic works. Affect a positive difference in a struggling community by building a youth arts workshop. Plan and negotiate the world-tour of a new opera. Opportunities to build hands-on experience organizing events such as performing arts competitions, master classes, community performances, open studios, gallery exhibitions, and more are at the core of the MA in Arts Management program.

Graduates benefit from Mason’s cooperative network of local, national, and international arts organizations. Due to these connections, many find that the door to a successful career has already opened by the time they graduate. Prospective graduate students can apply directly to the MA in Arts Management, and undergraduates in Theater are eligible to apply for the Accelerated Master of Arts 5-year BA/MA track. An undergraduate minor in arts management is also available.

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Arts Management for Undergraduates

Two academic opportunities allow undergraduates to get involved with the Arts Management program. The Minor in Arts Management lets students supplement their Bachelor's degree with foundational courses in non-profit arts administration. Additionally, the School of Theater has teamed with the Arts Management program to offer undergraduate theater students the chance to start a Master's of Arts in Arts Management while completing their Bachelor's degree through the Accelerated Master's program, creating a five-year B.A./M.A. track. Students interested in these programs should talk to their undergraduate advisor and reach out to the Arts Management department. Learn about our program options.

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