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Visual Arts Administration

The Visual Arts Administration MA program was the first in the nation to focus on visual arts management careers in both traditional and alternative contexts. The program prepares leaders for a broad range of arts organizations.  It takes into account the cultural and economic impact of the visual arts, nationally and internationally, as well as the challenges facing the arts today.

Master of Arts
Visual Arts Administration

Prepare for roles in a broad range of arts organizations. Our MA focuses on the cultural and economic impact of the visual arts and today's industry challenges.

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NYU Visual Arts Administration Program Holds Inaugural Final Projects Showcase

NYU Steinhardt's Visual Arts Administration program celebrated graduating students' Final Projects in a showcase in the Barney Building Commons.

“The Story of NFTs” Explores the Democratizing Power of NFTs

Co-authors Amy Whitaker, associate professor of visual arts administration, and Nora Burnett Abrams unveiled their new book at an event at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.

Performing Arts and Visual Arts Administration Study Abroad 2022

This summer, students in the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Administration graduate programs traveled to Berlin and Paris as a part of the Issues and Practices in Arts Administration: The European Context course.

This course will be offered again in June 2024.

Arts Administration Celebrates 50 Years

Performing Arts Administation and Visual Arts Administration celebrate 50 years at NYU.

Student Experience

Internships and Research

Master’s students in Visual Arts Administration are preparing to hold positions and leadership roles within museums, auction houses, galleries, and other cultural institutions.

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Study Abroad

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.

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Info Sessions

Visual Arts Administration Recorded Information Session

View a recorded information session, where our advisors review the program curriculum, discuss the student experience, review application requirements, and end with a Q&A session!

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