Graduate Program in Arts Administration

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The arts administration graduate program announces continued high employment
demand for its recent graduates in
Louisiana and around the nation as the
program experiences a period of
dynamic growth.

UNO alumna Kylee Kidder greets children at the French Quarter Festival, where she was recently appointed manager of volunteer resources and children’s programming.

Founded in 1983 and located in one of America’s most culture-rich urban environments, the UNO Graduate Program in Arts Administration is ranked among the finest such programs in the United States, preparing students from throughout the world to lead in the increasingly professionalized field of arts management. 

Graduate Program in Arts Administration

The graduate program in Arts Administration at UNO is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COC-SACS). The Program offers two options :

Master of Arts in Arts Administration >>

Master’s candidates are post graduates interested not only in the arts but also in business and the non-profit world. Qualified applicants with undergraduate majors in varied disciplines are accepted and welcomed.

UNO’s Master’s training offers the ultimate balance of classroom and real-world experience, reflecting the latest trends in both the performing and visual arts industries. The Program offers classes in Low Res, streaming courses to worldwide viewers. Through internships and practicums, guest speakers, class trips, classroom and online courses, and group and individualized study, the Program prepares students for administrative careers within nonprofit and for profit culture and arts related organizations - among them: Galleries, Museums, Opera companies, Theater companies, Performing Arts Centers, Dance companies, Music business, Auction houses, Film societies, Festivals, Arts Councils and other governmental arts programs, and Art education programs.

Certified Performing Arts Executive Certificate (CPAE) >>

CPAE candidates are performing arts management professionals who are in the early or mid-stages of their careers. These individuals are looking to expand their knowledge base, trend awareness, and seek to expand their professional skills and credentials.
The Program faculty  includes both seasoned educators and practicing professionals in the field and hail from all over the country.
Please peruse this website and contact us to explore the suitability of the Program for your particular interests.

Application Deadline

Application deadline for Fall 2014 is June 1, 2014!
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