Wayne State University

Masters of Arts Administration (Theatre Management, Music Business, Gallery Management)

The Master of Arts Administration program offers a broad arts administration education as well as focus within specific areas of practice.  The program fosters leadership and management skills, explores processes of innovation and creativity, and examines networks and sources of support, while drawing on sound business and administrative training.  The program also makes use of local dynamic arts institutions and the smaller entrepreneurial arts and cultural organizations.
 
Students receive the background to lead arts and cultural organizations such as theaters, musical ensembles including symphonies, orchestras, jazz and choral groups, galleries, museums, arts and culture festivals, arts centers, arts councils, local and regional arts boards, dance companies, community arts and cultural organizations among others. Students also will be equipped to create and lead smaller entrepreneurial arts and cultural organizations. 
 
The curriculum includes marketing, strategic communication, financial management, grant writing, venue and talent management, event planning, leadership and contemporary issues.
 
The program requires a minimum total of thirty (30) credits. Curriculum may be fulfilled with a minimum of 28 credits of coursework and at least 2 credits of Master's Essay Direction or Directed Study.
 
Arts Administration Curriculum
 

Admissions
 
Step One

Applicants must meet requirements for admission to the Graduate School. 
 
Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.  https://wayne.edu/admissions/graduate/
 
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 ('B') grade point average in their undergraduate degree. 
 
A minimum of fifteen semester credits in the area of specialization is preferred. 
 
Step Two
 When you apply for Graduate Admissions will ask for the following supplemental materials.
 
A personal statement regarding interest in the program.
Please upload one document that contains a 500 word personal statement discussing your academic and professional goals.
 
 Three letters of recommendation. 
 
Candidacy must be established by the time twelve credits have been earned.
 
Graduation Requirements
 All coursework must be completed in accordance with Graduate School and the regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees. Students may enroll on a fulltime or part-time basis but must complete requirements within six years of admission.
 
The program requires a minimum total of thirty (30) credits. Curriculum may be fulfilled with a minimum of 28 credits of coursework and at least 2 credits of Master's Essay Direction or Directed Study.