Degree Requirements

MA in Visual Arts Administration

Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses (9 points)
ARVA-GE 2030 Environment of Visual Arts Administration (3 pts)
ARVA-GE 2109 Digital Technologies and the Art Organization: From Strategy to Practice (3 pts)
ARVA-GE 2028 Law and the Visual Arts (3 pts)

Primary Areas of Study
(Select either area - 9 pts required)

II. Arts Management   
ARVA-GE 2032 Development for the Vis. Arts (3 pts)       
ARVA-GE 2133 Strategic Planning and Governance (3 pts)           
ARVA-GE 2027 Exhibition & Display of Art & Material Culture (3 pts)   

II. Arts Market

ARVA-GE 2016 Art Collecting (3 pts)
ARVA-GE 2076 Visual Arts Market (3 pts)   
ARVA-GE 2171 Appraisal & Valuation of Art (3 pts)

III. Business Courses (9 pts. required)

Leonard N. Stern School of Business or Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
COR1-GB 1306 Financial Accounting (3 pts)
COR1-GB 1302 Leadership in Organizations (3 pts)
COR1-GB 2310 Marketing Concepts and Strategies (3 pts)

IV. Internships (3 pts. required)
ARVA-GE 2302 Internship in Art (variable 0-6 pts/semester)

V. Thesis (3 pts. required)
ARVA-GE 2299 Research in Visual Arts Administration (2 pts)
ARVA-GE 2301 Final Project (1 pt)

Secondary Areas of Study
(Choose one from the following suggested areas of study, or create your own area of study - 9 pts required.)

VI. Curatorial Studies 
ARVA-GE 2019 Exhibition Design (3 pts)   
ARVA-GE 2198 Collections & Exhibition Management (3 pts)   
ARVA-GE 2911 Curatorial Practice (3 pts)

VI. Arts Advocacy/Art Education

ARVA-GE 2035 Arts Advocacy: Concept and Practice (3 pts)
ARVA-GE 2112 Urban Development & Visual Arts (3 pts)
ARVA-GE 2021 Education in Art Museums (3 pts)

VI. Global Perspectives
ARVA-GE 2215 Issues and Practice in Arts Administration: The European Context (6 pts) (Netherlands and Berlin)
ARVA-GE 2027 Exhibition & Display of Art and Material Culture in London (3 pts)

VII. Electives by advisement (selected from, but not limited to, the following as well as courses offered throughout the university (9 pts.)
ART-GE 2002 Introduction to Galleries and Museums (3 pts)
MPAPA-GE 2225 Cultural Tourism (1.5 pts)
ARVA-GE 2212 Corporate Sponsorship in the Arts (1.5 pts)
ARVA-GE 2015 Function and Structure Museums (3 pts)
ARVA-GE 2060 The Artist’s Career (3 pts)  
ARVA-GE-2079 360º-Launch: High Impact Media Relations & Marketing New Vis Art Ventures (1.5 pts)
ARVA-GE 2118 Business and the Visual Arts (3 pts)
ARVA- GE 2120 Contemporary Art and Community Museums (3 pts)
ARVA- GE 2121 Praxis in Contemporary Art and Community Partnerships (3 pts)
ARVA-GE 2134 Cultural Branding in Arts Organizations (3 pts)  
ARVA-GE 2912 Grad Projects: Facets of an Art Dealer (2 pts)
ARVA-GE 2913 Grad Projects: Curating Biennials  
ARVA- GE 2914 Grad Projects: Cultural Heritage
ARVA-GE 2915 Art Market Analysis and Investment (1.5 pts)
ARTCR-GE 2141  History of Taste 1850-present (3 pts)
ARTCR -GE 2151 History of Art Since 1945 (3 pts)  
ARTCR-GE 2235  History of Cont Art & New Media (3 pts)
ARTED-GE 2070  Current Issues in Art Education. (3 pts)
ARTED-GE 2276  Art Education in Alternative Settings (3 pts)

Program Total: 51 points

Detailed descriptions of the courses for the M.A. Visual Arts Administration program.