The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration is designed to hone the skills of current and aspiring administrators and to cultivate the next generation of great professionals within the field.
Students in this selective program will take a broad range of courses in the areas of marketing, public relations, finance, development, technology, community engagement and more. Course work is taught by current and former senior administrators of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and League of American Orchestras, among others, all of whom have firsthand knowledge and experience in the field. At the end of the MA coursework, students are assigned a case study which poses a unique set of challenges. Students are given four weeks to create a written plan of action to address those challenges. This project culminates in an oral defense of their recommendations. This project presents students with real world scenarios and the opportunity to hone their skill set within this field.
The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration is designed to hone the skills of current and aspiring administrators in the performing arts field. It is open to students with an earned baccalaureate degree who are employed in the field of arts management or seek a career in that field.
The program develops leaders who understand and can manage the rapidly changing dimensions of 21st-century arts administration. Students within the program will take a broad range of courses in the areas of marketing, public relations, finance, development, technology, community engagement, organizational development, leadership, and facilities operations. Its unique nature lies in the hybrid structure of both online and in-person courses, as well as a faculty of expert practitioners, who are leading administrators with national and internationally prominent arts organizations.
Applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate degree in a relevant field with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Each applicant will be required to submit a resume and a Statement of Purpose describing their goals and aspirations and how this Program will help them achieve those goals. Application process includes the Roosevelt University application and the Artistic Application via GetAcceptd.com. Application fee is $100.
Chicago College of Performing Arts
430 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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