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Internships in Performing Arts Administration

Performing Arts Administration Summer Study

New York City provides the most exciting setting in the world for internships and apprenticeships in performing arts administration. Students have the opportunity to work with distinguished arts administrators at major arts organizations with the guidance and support of Dr. Maloney.

Internship in the Administration of Performing Arts Centers
MPAPA-GE 2001, 2002
Open to fully matriculated arts administration students only. 
A minimum of 200 hours: 1.5-3 points each. 
With the assistance of Dr. Maloney, students acquire an internship at a leading New York cultural organization. Popular areas of interest include development, marketing, public relations, social media, financial management, artistic programming, education programs, and general management.

Independent Study
MPAPA-GE 2300
30 hours per point: 1-3 points

In conjunction with Dr. Maloney, students develop a one-semester plan of study informed by personal interests that is not available in the regular curriculum.

Arts Administration in the European Context
MPAPA-GE 2215
This international seminar offers graduate students a unique opportunity to observe exciting changes in the visual and performing arts in a broad range of European venues. Students explore current cultural and social issues affecting international arts practices in both non-profit and for-profit institutions and gain fresh insights into managing arts organizations while acquiring an overview of European cultural policies. The course challenges students to compare and contrast American attitudes toward the arts (as embodied in U.S. public funding mechanisms and marketing and development strategies) with the long-established European tradition of government funding. Seminar participants have many opportunities to discuss policymaking, planning, and entrepreneurial initiatives with leading arts professionals. 
Offered every other summer.  Space is limited.

Note: The next offering of this course will occur in June 2020 in Berlin and Paris.

For further information, please visit the Steinhardt Office of Global Affairs summer programs

Contact Us

Richard Maloney
212-998-5505
richard.maloney@nyu.edu