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THE KUTZTOWN M.A. IN ARTS ADMINISTRATION


M.A. in Arts Administration

Kutztown University’s MA in Arts Administration offers working professionals the opportunity to explore the most pressing, yet exciting challenges facing arts administrators today. Enhance your skills in leadership, marketing, fundraising, civic engagement - all while preparing for the next step in your professional journey. Taught jointly by Kutztown University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and its College of Business, this graduate program is ideal for anyone interested in the field of arts administration.  

For application and admission questions, contact Graduate Admissions.

EXPERTISE

Engage with faculty and peers in real time to develop your decision making ability through deeper understanding of policy issues, organizational dynamics and environmental factors. Above all, prepare yourself to become a strong advocate for the arts and uncover new ways to lead arts organizations into the future.  

EXPERIENCE

Students will have the opportunity to connect with leaders in the field. Kutztown University is uniquely positioned in close proximity to cities with vibrant arts legacies, including Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C. as well as Allentown, Lancaster and Reading—regional leaders in Pennsylvania. Students are supported in their effort to establish professional relationships through internships, research projects, independent study, and career development interactions.  

FLEXIBILITY

All core courses are taught online while electives can be taken on campus, in a blended format, or fully online. Coursework is designed to align with your specific interests, offering opportunities for independent studies and internships.

Coursework - 30 credits

ARU 561: Principles and Practices in Arts Administration

3

ARU 562: Arts and Civic Engagement 3
ARU 564: Ethical and Legal Issues in the Arts 3
ARU 563: Fundraising and Development 3
ARU 591: Methods of Research in the Arts 3
ARU 595: Graduate Seminar in the Arts 3
MGM 582: Organizational Leadership 3
MKT 550: Marketing Strategies and Planning 3
ELECTIVES 6

Sample sequence for completion in 4 semesters:

Fall
(Semester 1)
Spring
(Semester 2)
Spring
(Semester 3)
Spring
(Semester 4)
ARU 561
Principles
ARU 564
Ethical
MGM 582
Org Lead
ARU 595 Seminar
ARU 562
Engagement
ELECTIVE ARU 563
Fundraising
ELECTIVE
  MKT 550 Strategies ARU 591
Methods
 

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INVALUABLE RESOURCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

Build your experience by learning through Kutztown’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as the College of Business. The 30-credit M.A. in Arts Administration is an inter-departmental program that ensures you receive a strong arts background combined with comprehensive business skills. The coursework will build your skills in leadership, marketing, fundraising, civic
management, research applications, ethical and legal issues. Graduates will have the ability to collaborate with government organizations, institutional patrons and others who appeal for arts funding. You will have the capability to analyze, research, present and design processes and projects. As an arts administrator
you would be hands-on in facilitating growth and success in the arts and culture worlds.

At Kutztown, you will also find the faculties in both schools have the expertise and commitment to help you achieve your goal. This program ensures that resources are offered beyond the campus through internships, field experiences, professional job recruitment, and community outreach projects.

EXCELLENCE BY REPUTATION

Consider the incredible value that a Kutztown University master’s degree provides. Nationally recognized in the arts, our graduates are highly sought-after and our employment rates are exceptional. Our outstanding facilities and ample resources support the optimal learning environment you can benefit from.
This opportunity is at your fingertips, and at a reasonable cost per graduate credit. Stretch your creativity, not your financial resources, to achieve your goals.

 

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