Founded in 1971, the Performing Arts Administration graduate program provides unparalleled academic and professional training within a university acclaimed for its preparation of global leaders in business, management, and the arts. Employing a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach, join peers from around the world to study with industry-leading faculty and top arts professionals. Utilizing the resources of three NYU schools -- Steinhardt, Wagner, and Stern -- and several NYU global campuses (London, Berlin, Paris, and Shanghai), students will be well prepared to pursue a successful career in a wide range of performing arts and cultural organizations in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors.
Earn a BFA in Theatre and an MA in Performing Arts Administration in just five years, studying both business and the arts and interning at top organizations.
From study abroad and networking events to diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops and seminars, PAA students participate in a wide range of activities throughout the year that enrich their course of study and accelerate professional growth.
Students in the Performing Arts Administration graduate program are required to complete two internships to acquire “real world” professional experience and build a network of professional contacts.
This summer, students in the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Administration graduate programs traveled to Berlin and Paris as a part of the Issues and Practices in Arts Administration: The European Context course.
Walker-Kuhne discusses the relevance and importance of an anti-racism paradigm, as well as equity, diversity, inclusion and access, for arts organizations and cultural institutions.
Music and Performing Arts Professions Adjunct Faculty Timothy J. McClimon will step into the role of executive director of the influential Off-Broadway Signature Theatre permanently beginning July 1.
The NYU Performing Arts Administration graduate program invited outstanding alumni and their colleagues to share their experiences and career paths in the commercial theatre industry.
From the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute’s “Startup Sprint” to NYU Tandon’s “InnoVention Competition” -- explore Caylin Waller’s journey to develop “Theatre Advocacy Project” using NYU’s entrepreneurship resources.
Student interns and hiring managers engaged with the current performing arts administration students and shared insights into how to maximize the experiential learning through internships. Here’s a brief recap.
MA in Performing Arts Administration
An online information session about the Performing Arts Administration degree program was held in November 2020. Contact us at PerformingArtsAdmin@nyu.edu to view the presentation slides used during the session.