Interdisciplinary

Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship, MS

The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship (AACE) prepares arts leaders to both convey the human necessity of creative expression and apply creative thinking to manage resources, inspire audience engagement, and sustain financial support.

Arts administrators are the bridge between creative practitioners and audiences and between arts institutions and supportive stakeholders. In today’s digitally driven, highly competitive, and increasingly global economy, traditional institutions for visual and performing arts face critical sustainability challenges. Leaders in the arts must adopt the creative thinking and problem-solving skills of an entrepreneur in order to envision new models for creative practice, audience engagement, and funding.

 

The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship (AACE) prepares arts leaders to both convey the human necessity of creative expression and apply creative thinking to manage resources, inspire audience engagement, and sustain financial support. The arts, and audience opportunities to experience them, are more dynamic and diverse than ever before, flourishing in major arts institutions as well as non-hierarchical organizations, from artist-run spaces and community organizations to annual festivals and pop-up exhibitions. It is time for a transformation in leadership training that matches the ingenuity of today’s most exciting experiments in music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Arts leaders must also be equipped with the administrative, analytical, and technological skill sets necessary to excel within the complex, interdependent arts ecosystem.

 

The Master of Science in Arts Administration + Cultural Entrepreneurship is conveniently offered 100% online, though students may also choose from a selection of on-campus electives.  Please note that the AACE program offerings do not meet international student visa requirements. 

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Career Opportunities

Arts Administrator

Fundraising

Development

Arts programming

Educational programming

Multidisciplinary Skills
  • Grant writing
  • Budget planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Event planning
  • Management