University of New Orleans

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The Graduate Arts Administration Program offers two options: an MA in Arts Administration and a Certified Performing Arts Executive certificate, designed for practicing professionals in the performing arts management field.

Master’s candidates are post graduates interested not only in the arts but also in business and the non-profit world. The Master’s training offers the ultimate balance of classroom and real-world experience, reflecting the latest trends in both the performing and visual arts industries. Through internships and practicums, guest speakers, class trips, classroom and online courses, and group and individualized study, the Program prepares students for administrative careers within nonprofit and for profit culture and arts related organizations - among them: galleries, museums, opera companies, theater companies, performing arts centers, dance companies, music business, auction houses, film societies, festivals, arts councils and other governmental arts programs, and art education programs.

Certified Performing Arts Executive candidates are performing arts management professionals who are in the early or mid-stages of their careers. These individuals are looking to expand their knowledge base, trend awareness, and seek to expand their professional skills and credentials. The Program’s goal is to provide professional certification for performing arts agents and managers. Students will learn: Planning for Success; Business Organization Models; Budgeting and Financial Management; Fees, Commissions, and Negotiating Skills; Client and Venue Relationships; Negotiation Basics; Ethics and Liability; Building a Roster; Dealing with Artists; Technical Riders; Marketing, Promotion, and Media Arts; and Law, Copyright, and Royalties

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New Orleans