Masters of Arts /Arts Administration
See Arts Administration website here.
The Master of Arts in Arts Administration can be completed in 16 months, with three semesters of course work and an internship. All students begin course work in the fall semester, and this is followed by spring semester, a 7-week summer internship, and a final fall semester of courses. Some students might opt for completing their internship in the spring following the final semester of courses. Each semester of course work includes required courses plus an elective, which can be selected from the offerings of arts administration and other SPEA faculty, or from across the campus according to the student's interests and goals.
There are also opportunities to pursue a Minor in Arts Administration. Master’s students in the Jacobs School of Music can choose Arts Administration as an Outside Area (which entails choosing six credit hours in Arts Administration in consultation with the Program Director), and IU students in doctoral programs can obtain a Doctoral Minor in Arts Administration (which entails twelve credit hours in Arts Administration and SPEA courses). See Opportunities for Non-Majors for details.
Core courses and faculty are drawn from:
- The School of Public and Environmental Affairs, nationally ranked as one of the top three schools of its kind, which offers a nonprofit management program that is ranked second among similar programs in the United States;
- The Kelley School of Business, one of the nation's leading business schools;
- The Jacobs School of Music, renowned worldwide for its Opera Theater;
- The Department of Theatre and Drama, whose alumni are found on the stages of almost every Broadway theater;
- The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, which is enhanced by one of the finest university art museums in the country.
Core Curriculum for 2009-2010
(Sequence of core curriculum subject to change.)
Fall (15 cr.)
AADM-Y511: Performing Arts Center Management (3 cr.)
Spring (12 cr.)
AADM-Y530: Audience Development and Marketing the Arts (3 cr.)
AADM-Y535: Arts Administration and the Cultural Sector (3 cr.)
BUS-L575: Legal Issues in the Arts (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
Summer (6 cr.)
AADM-Y750: Internship (3 cr.)
Students also have the option of completing their internship in the Spring following semester III.
AADM-Y550: Practicum (3 cr.)
Three different 5-week arts management projects are completed throughout the first three semesters prior to internship. Students can register for the Y550 Practicum at any time, but generally register simultaneously with the Y750 Internship.)
Fall (12 cr.)
SPEA-V525: Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V558: Fund Development for Nonprofits (3 cr.)
AADM-Y650: Seminar in Arts Administration (Capstone) (3 cr.)
Elective (3 cr.)
At least 9 graduate-level credit hours. Electives offered by Arts Administration include:
- Y500: Topics Courses
- Curating in Museums
- Cultural Districts and Local Arts Policy
- IT Applications and the Arts
- Graphic Design for Arts Administrators
- Y559: Public Policy and the Arts
Students may also take electives offered through SPEA or other schools across the IU campus including The Kelley School of Business, The Jacobs School of Music, The School of Fine Arts, The College of Arts and Sciences, etc.