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Columbia University Teachers College

The Arts Administration graduate program (ARAD) at Teachers College, Columbia University offers a Masters in Arts Administration encompassing the visual and performing arts. It is a comprehensive, two-year program informed by both research and professional practice. Through a highly selective and holistic review process, ARAD only accepts 30 applicants each year, bringing together students from across art traditions and sectors, backgrounds, and geographies who are training for careers in for- and non-profit organizations and across areas including management, advocacy/policy, assessment, development, entrepreneurship, education and marketing both in the U.S. and abroad.

Goals and Objectives

Our program welcomes students training to work in all artistic traditions and aesthetic styles, in for the for- and non-profit sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad. In our program you will find:
- An exceptional and renowned full-time faculty with active research projects and influence in the arts;
- Accomplished arts professionals and highly successful instructors who offer courses on marketing, fundraising, accounting, and business planning;
- A partnership with the Columbia School of Business enabling preferential registration;
- Opportunities for hands-on learning with leading arts organizations in New York and beyond;
- Individualized student advising and mentorship from faculty, fellow students, and alumni;
- A supportive, dynamic, exciting group of peers—part of our “cohort experience;”
- An academic internship program, supported by an in-house professional development coordinator;
- Opportunities for professional development, including an annual internship fair, networking opportunities, career and interviewing workshops, and microgrants;
- A robust and global alumni network


The ARAD program is pausing admissions for Academic Year 2020-21. Over the course of the next year, we will be making several exciting changes to our curriculum. Please check back in Spring 2020 for more information.


NOTE: The Arts Administration program at Teachers College will not be accepting applications for Fall 2020. The next application cycle opens in September 2020.

Columbia University Teachers College

Gemma Mangione
Jennifer C Lena
Clive Chang
Kirsten Munro
Vincent Ford

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-678-3268

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