Columbia University Teachers College

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Arts Administration Program

The Program in Arts Administration at Columbia University Teachers College offers an MA in Arts Administration.


The Arts Administration program encourages integration of all the arts and education, while focusing on the educational role of the artist, and the missions and activities of arts and cultural agencies, collectives, and institutions. The program reflects the conviction that the management of cultural institutions and enterprises is a profession that requires both creativity and commitment and that, at its best, the profession has a positive impact on the quality of artistic life. Arts Administration is organized in conjunction with the programs in Arts and Humanities education, further reflecting the importance of the basic educational role, mission, and activities of the arts in both profit and nonprofit sectors.


Program objectives are:

  • train new leaders to manage and administer arts and cultural venues
  • raise standards of arts administration to a new level of social responsibility
  • broaden the horizons of arts educators, facilitating their interactions with the arts community;
  • give arts educators new management and administrative tools;
  • strengthen advocacy roles for artists; and
  • provide theoretical and practical preparation for students whose professional objective is a career in arts administration, arts education, or a combination of the two.


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New York City