• Arts Management & Entrepreneurship

    Arts Management & Entrepreneurship

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        College of Performing Arts
        Welcome Center | Office of Admission
        72 Fifth Avenue (map)
        New York, NY 10011
        212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

    • Develop the skills needed to thrive as an artist, adding to your talents as a musician, composer, actor, director, playwright, or multidisciplinary artist. 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.

      In the two-year Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA program, you have the opportunity to: 
      • Develop and execute projects designed to further your personal career goals.
      • Investigate business models and practices of organizations in the cultural and creative industries.
      • Respond to the political, social, technological, and economic issues that impact arts and culture enterprises.
      • Learn from pioneering nonprofit and management practitioners who provide real-world insights and inspiration.

      This is a program specifically designed for 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 will 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. Students in this program also benefit from the resources, student networks, and faculty expertise of a university-wide community engaged in management and entrepreneurship. You can also receive credit for artistic work done outside of the university, like playing gigs with a band.

      Let New York City be your inspiration, laboratory, and classroom. Studying on our campus in Greenwich Village, you are a short walk away from some of the best live venues, theaters, and music clubs in the city. And with New York home to world-class arts organizations, cultural institutions, and festivals, you can secure real-world industry experience and establish lasting professional relationships.

      A bachelor's-master's dual-degree option is also available, which enables you to complete an undergraduate degree in music or theater as well as your master's in a total of five years.

  • Artists and performers, our award-winning professors bring their real-world experience into the classroom, helping students fine-tune their skills to succeed professionally.

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