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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.


Students are required to complete 3 credits of internships at arts organizations during the program.


PAA Student Jack Noseworthy Produces Broadway Digital Benefit Concert

Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo, and members of the original cast of “In The Heights” headline the benefit digital concert

Professor Linda Shelton Discusses the Future of Performance Venues

Large scale performing arts presenters and representatives discuss what the future will bring in the age of COVID-19.

Professor Donna Walker-Kuhne Talks Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Age of COVID

“COVID-19 changed the way I have seen my role as an arts administrator and an arts marketer.”

Message from the MPAP Chair on Racism and Black Lives Matter

"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."

Minji Kim Joins as the Program’s First Program Administrator

Kim will take the PAA program’s efforts to offer seamless support and an exceptional learning experience for our students to the next level.

How Joseph Morrissey ('12) Has Revitalized the Dance Program at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Morrissey recognized that he would need a different skill set than the typical dancer. His PAA degree gave him a broad perspective of both dance and business.