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.
Master of Arts
Performing Arts Administration
Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations.
Bachelor of Fine Arts /
Master of Arts
Theatre / Performing Arts Administration
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.
In Solidarity with Our Communities
Check out the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ statement and initiatives to advance Equity, Belonging, and Community Action.
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.