Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration
Established in 1971, the M.A. Program in Visual Arts Administration was the first in the nation to focus specifically on administrative careers in the visual arts, in both traditional and alternative contexts. Taking into account the cultural and economic impact of the visual arts, nationally and internationally, the program prepares administrators who can adapt to the rapidly changing demands of the field. As institutions and corporations turn to the visual arts to serve the aspirations of their communities, the administrator becomes a powerful educator, helping to shape cultural values.
The program promotes a thorough understanding of the visual arts and the ideas and forces affecting them, as well as the development of keen management, marketing, and financial skills. Students study traditional methods of presentation and audience development as well as new media and technology. Through consideration of conceptual and practical issues, students are prepared for the increasingly specialized opportunities in this challenging field. Faculty expertise, alumni experience and success, and a strong international applicant pool ensure that students are provided with the optimal resources of an advanced professional program set in the context of a major urban cultural center.
The program is primarily oriented toward the non-profit segment of the field, but it also offers a for-profit concentration. This innovative first-of-its-kind specialization provides the training necessary to succeed in today’s competitive for-profit marketplace as dealers, gallerists, consultants, and auction-house professionals.
Information Session for all Arts Management Master's Programs
Master's programs in Music Business, Performing Arts Administration and Visual Arts Administration.
Thursday, September 20
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Monday, November 26
82 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10012
Information Session for all Art Department Graduate Programs
Visual Arts Administration, Art Education, Art Therapy, Costume Studies, and Studio Art. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with the Visual Arts Administration faculty, as well as representatives from the NYUSteinhardt Graduate Admissions Office.
Wednesday, October 24
34 Stuyvesant Street, Barney Building
New York, NY 10003
Informal information sessions for the Visual Arts Administration M.A. program are held alternate Thursdays from 6-7pm in the Barney Building located at 34 Stuyvesant Street. Upcoming dates for Fall 2012 are 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, & 12/20. Contact Rachel Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.