Performing Arts

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (MA)

Degree Requirements

  • The MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship is a 36-credit graduate degree, typically completed in four semesters for full-time students. Part-time study is also available.

    Classes are offered through the College of Performing Arts and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. In addition to completing entrepreneurship and management coursework each semester, students participate in ensembles, studios, or co-curricular performances that further their artistic skills. Private lesson study is also available at an additional cost.

    Sample Course Schedule 2016 - 2017

    Year 1: Semester 1

    Course Title Subject Code Course Number Credits
    Political and Public Advocacy for the Arts CENT 5400 2
    Theory of Nonprofit Management and Governance NMGM 5013 3
    Marketing and Communication in the Arts CENT 5100 3
    Performance or Artistic Practice Elective (Ensemble, Lab, or Co-Curricular Experience) 1
    semester total 9

    Year 1: Semester 2

    Course Title Subject Code Course Number Credits
    Financial Management in Nonprofits NMGM 5002 3
    Leadership CENT 5000 2
    Entrepreneurship in Production and Creation CENT 5300 3
    Performance or Artistic Practice Elective (Ensemble, Lab, or Co-Curricular Experience) 1
    semester total 9

    Year 2: Semester 1

    Course Title Subject Code Course Number Credits
    Fundraising and Development NMGM 5004 3
    Governance, Board Development, and Business Ethics CENT 5500 3
    The Arts and Community CENT 5200 2
    Performance or Artistic Practice Elective (Ensemble, Lab, or Co-Curricular Experience) CAPR Varies 1
    semester total 9

    Year 2: Semester 2

    Course Title Subject Code Course Number Credits
    Strategy for Nonprofits NMGM 6019 3
    The Entrepreneurship Incubator CENT 5310 2
    Performance Production, Venue, and Project Management CENT 5700 3
    Professional Internship CENT TBD 1
    semester total 9

    *The Artistic Practice Elective requirement can be fulfilled by a variety of courses by advisement.

    **The Professional Internship can be taken in any appropriate semester(s).

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