Use your knowledge of the performing arts to become a leader in the industry through comprehensive training, including intensive interdisciplinary courses in business and philanthropic development at NYU Stern and NYU Wagner. Our seasoned faculty and community of innovators equips graduates with skills that lead to diverse positions at some of the world’s greatest institutions.
Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations.
Earn a BFA in Drama and an MA in Performing Arts Administration in just five years, studying both business and the arts and interning at top organizations.
Donna Walker-Kuhne received the first ever League of Professional Theatre Women Rachel Crothers Leadership Award.
Alumnus Kristen Irby made a dramatic career shift going from dance to finance after pursuing his master’s degree in Performing Arts Administration.
Dr. Richard Maloney, Performing Arts Administration program director, participated in a conversation with Victoria Jones, executive vice president and fundraising practice leader at Development Guild DDI entitled "Arts Administration, Reflections of an Expanding Field," at The Makery, a design lab and co-working space in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Over spring break, I traveled to London, England, along with 20 other Steinhardt graduate students to participate in the Creative and Cultural Industries short-term study abroad course.
Performing Arts Administration program director Dr. Richard Maloney was elected to the 2017-2019 Board of Directors of ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy.
Dr. Maloney served as a member of the international jury that determined the winner of the 2019 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management.