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Performing Arts Administration

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.

MA, Performing Arts Administration

Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations.


BFA, Drama/MA, Performing Arts Administration

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.

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Student Life

NYU’s home is the city of New York, and our Performing Arts Administration degree candidates spend their time as citizens of our campus and the city at-large.


Dr. Maloney Visits Taiwan

When recently visiting Taiwan, Dr. Maloney met with two alumni of the PAA program who are arts administration professors.

Professor Tim McClimon Pens Article on Sustainable Tourism

"The future of the world’s most important cultural sites and tourism destinations should be considered through the lens of sustainable tourism."

Professor Linda Shelton is a Dance Magazine Chairman's Award Honoree

Professor Linda Shelton, executive director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, will be honored at the Dance Magazine Awards.

Donna Walker-Kuhne Receives Leadership Award

Donna Walker-Kuhne received the first ever League of Professional Theatre Women Rachel Crothers Leadership Award.

Alum Uses Performing Arts Admin Degree for Career Shift to Finance

Alumnus Kristen Irby made a dramatic career shift going from dance to finance after pursuing his master’s degree in Performing Arts Administration.

Dr. Maloney in Conversation on the Expanding Field of 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.

London Study Trip Through a Participant's Eyes

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.

Dr. Maloney Elected to ENCATC Board

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 serves on ENCATC Jury

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.