The New School's College of Performing Arts

Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

Develop the skills you need to thrive as an artist, adding to your talents as a musician, composer, actor, director, playwright, or multidisciplinary artist. The Master’s in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship enables you to deepen your abilities as a performer while gaining knowledge and skills that prepare you for a diverse range of career options in performing arts management, arts administration, entrepreneurship, arts education, cultural policy and advocacy, and arts philanthropy.

Goals and Objectives

Career-Driven Projects
Continue developing as an artist and execute projects designed to further your personal career goals.

Arts Industry Insights
Learn about legal issues, finance, marketing, and business models in the cultural and creative industries.

Social Impact
Investigate the many ways artists make a living while fostering community change and development.

Real-World Relevance
Learn from pioneering artist-entrepreneurs and arts leaders, who provide real-world insights and connections.


The curriculum and courses of the Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA are tailored specifically to advance the careers of practicing performing artists. You are not just encouraged but required to maintain your artistic practice while you are developing your enterprise skills and knowledge. To facilitate this, you have the opportunity to take courses, pitch projects, and potentially perform with students and faculty from the Mannes, Jazz, and Drama schools in our College of Performing Arts. You can also receive credit for artistic work done outside of the university, like playing gigs with a band.


College of Performing Arts
Office of Admission
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New York, NY 10011
212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
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The New School's College of Performing Arts
Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street
New York City, NY 10011
United States

Diane Ragsdale

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-580-0210

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