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Student Experience

Performing Arts Administration

Internship Experience

Performing Arts Administration students are preparing to hold positions and leadership roles within established and emerging performing arts and cultural organizations. Hear directly from our students about their internship experiences.

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Going Local in Shanghai

The Performing Arts Administration program developed a unique "Go Local" option for incoming Chinese students who could not travel to the New York campus in Fall 2020 due to travel restrictions associated with COVID-19.  Classes will also be offered at NYU Shanghai during the spring 2021 semester.

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Study both Performing and Visual Arts

PAA and VAA students are currently taking classes together in person at the NYU Shanghai campus while pursuing internships in the rich cultural environment of Shanghai.

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PAA@NYUSH Student Experience

Read about the experience of one of the students participating in the Go Local program at NYU Shanghai in fall 2020.

Study Abroad

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London: Creative and Cultural Industries

Utilizing readings, lectures from leading UK academics and top arts leaders, and visits to important international cultural venues, PAA students explore how and why the creative and cultural industries play a vital social and economic role in the UK. (Typically offered in spring)
Check out the London study trip through a participant’s eyes.

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Germany/France: Visual and Performing Arts Administration

Explore cultural policies and arts management practices in two major European markets through lectures, site visits, case studies, and discussions. 


The Performing Arts Administration Student Association

The Performing Arts Administration Student Association (PAASA) is our student organization. It acts as a liaison between students, the program, and the greater Steinhardt community and offers opportunities for professional and academic development. PAASA helps organize lectures, alumni events, social events, pub nights, and trips to shows.