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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 due to travel restrictions associated with COVID-19.  Classes were offered at NYU Shanghai during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Study Abroad

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Berlin and Paris: Issues and Practices in Arts Administration

Throughout the two-week study abroad experience, explore the arts and culture scene through lectures delivered by local experts, on-site visits to world renowned cultural organizations, and conversations with experienced cultural leaders. Check out the 2022 Berlin and Paris study abroad trip.
(Not offered in 2024 or 2025)

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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, students explore how and why the creative and cultural industries play a vital social and economic role in the UK. 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. 

Student Clubs


Performing Arts Administration Event Committee

The Performing Arts Administration Event Committee is our student group. It acts as a liaison between students, the program, and the greater Steinhardt community and offers opportunities for professional and academic development. The Committee helps organize a peer mentorship program, social events, and trips to shows.

The students of the NYU Arts & Culture Network

NYU Arts and Culture Network

NYU Arts & Culture Network (ACN) is dedicated to exploring and appreciating the myriad arts opportunities throughout New York. Any NYU students are welcome to join. Performing Arts Administration program director Dr. Richard Maloney is the advisor of this student organization.