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.
The PAA program recognizes 20 new graduates for their resilience, persistence, and excellence at a program-level graduation ceremony.
Recognized for his contributions to cultural policy and management education and research, Dr. Maloney will be joining experts from a wide range of fields to help find innovative solutions to society’s pressing challenges.
PAA Alumna Combines Arts Administration Skills and Artistic Talent to Bring Indian Arts and Culture to a Broader Audience
Ironically, the pandemic made Performing Arts Administration (PAA) alumna Mitali Sonar’s dream come true faster than expected.
PAA students heard from students and hiring managers about internships at several performing arts organizations. Here’s a brief recap.
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.
The Performing Arts Administration graduate program invited five alumni who have taken their careers to the next level during the pandemic to meet with current students and alumni.
50th Anniversary (1971-2021)
The Performing Arts Administration graduate program will be celebrating 50 years of empowering emerging leaders in the performing arts. Information about anniversary programming and events will be announced soon.
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.