MA in Arts Administration

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Eastern Michigan University

The Master of Arts Administration program was established in 1985 to prepare students for leadership positions in arts and cultural organizations or the skills to develop new creative industry projects and businesses. The program offers students, who already have experience in the arts, with knowledge and understanding of the business of the arts, including governance, management, marketing, and fund development.

Goals and Objectives

Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to express oneself, both aurally and written in a variety of forms related to the field of arts management and administration.
Outcome 2: Students will implement core concepts of community cultural development in practical situations by using applied learning.
Outcome 3: Students will develop critical and creative thinking skills and apply them to classroom, community and professional projects.
Outcome 4: Students will identify and understand effective methods of organizational development.
Outcome 5: Students will have the capacity to advocate based on research and critical analyses of public policy issues in arts and culture.
Outcome 6: Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge in a variety of art and business practices.


Arts Administration is a 30-36 credit hour program of study designed to complement the educational and professional experience of each student. Each program of study is multidisciplinary and designed to provide a high level of proficiency in Business, Communication and Leadership and Research.


Applicants must:

- Meet the admission requirements for the Graduate School and be accepted into the program by the school;
- Have at least a minor or the equivalent in communication, arts, or business;
- Have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or 3.0 in the last half of undergraduate work; and
- In the case of international students, have a minimum TOEFL score (see the International Admissions website for minimum scores).

International Transcripts - Students with non-U.S. post-secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their international transcripts from one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course-by-course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the completed evaluation. Please visit International Admissions for additional information.

Eastern Michigan University

Susan Badger Booth
Elena SV Flys

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 734 487-1883

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