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Germany and France: Visual and Performing Arts Administration

This program is closed and is no longer accepting applications. Visit our Graduate Study Abroad page to learn about our available study abroad opportunities for graduate students. If you have any questions, please send them to

This course offers both current graduate students and arts administration practitioners an intensive experience in learning about cultural policies and arts management practices in at least two European countries. The Arts Administration study abroad program is comprised of a series of lectures, site visits, case studies, discussion sessions, and presentations related to both visual and performing arts venues. Students examine a combination of policy and practice, meet with arts administrators and policy makers, and present case study analyses on the basis of their lectures and on-site visits. Issues change from year to year as cultural policies develop and are implemented at state and municipal levels in different countries. 

Sandra Lang

Clinical Associate Professor of Visual Arts Administration

Richard Maloney

Clinical Associate Professor of Performing Arts Administration


To be announced.

Program Dates:

To be announced.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Related Areas of Study:

  • Performing Arts Administration
  • Visual Arts Administration
  • Management Studies
  • Cultural Policy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for a total of 3 credits and choose from among the courses offered below. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

  • MPAPA-GE 2215, Section 099 (Class #TBA) - Issues and Practices in Arts Administration: the European Context (3 credits)
  • ARVA-GE 2215, Section 099 (Class #TBA) - Issues and Practices in Arts Administration: the European Context (3 credits)

Offered through the Visual Arts Administration and Performing Arts Administration MA Programs.

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.


Sample Syllabus Forthcoming


Sandra Lang Clinical Associate Professor of Visual Arts Administration
Richard G. Maloney Clinical Associate Professor of Performing Arts Administration


Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBA

View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2022 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about scholarships and funding opportunities.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Global Affairs will provide information to participants on pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. Vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students will be notified when to purchase flights and must book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please note that the course may begin and end in different cities and that flights arriving in Europe typically depart New York a day in advance; participants will be provided with the exact details so that they are able to book their airline tickets accordingly. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights. Travel between Germany and France is booked centrally (not by the student) and this cost is included in the course activity fee. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Germany and France of less than 90 days in duration. All other passport holders should check with the German and French consulates regarding their respective visa requirements.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide Berlin & Paris

Weather: In Berlin and Paris, summer temperatures tend to be lower than in New York, usually in the mid- to upper 70°s (Fahrenheit). Visit WeatherSpark for more information on local weather conditions in Berlin and Paris.

Pre-Departure Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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