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Arts Administration

Graduate Programs


Apply here for Fall 2015! 

Upcoming Course Offerings

Courses Anticipated Offering (subject to revision)
Foundation Courses (15 credits)*  
AAD 501 - Survey of Arts Administration (3) December 2015/January 2016 (Hybrid)
 · Online Dec. 14-Jan. 8;
 · In-class meetings Dec. 16, 23, 30 and Jan. 6, 6-8 PM
AAD 502 - Marketing and Public Relations Strategies (3) Fall 2016
AAD 503 - Governance and Board Development in the Arts (3) Spring 2016 (Mon., 6-9 PM)
AAD 504 - Financial Management in the Arts (3) January 2016 (condensed course)
 · Jan. 11-15 (6-9:15 PM)
 · Jan. 16 (10 AM – 4 PM)
 · Jan 19-22 (6-9:15 PM)
 · Jan 23 (10 AM – 1 PM)
AAD 505 - Developing Capital in the Arts (3) Fall 2016
Business Courses (choose 6 credits)  
STA 501 - Quantitative Decision Making (3) Summer 2016
HRM 601 - Human Resource Management (3) J-mester 2016 (online)
 Spring 2016 (Tues., 6-9 PM)
MGT 601 - Organizational Dynamics (3) Spring 2016 (T/Th, 8:30-9:45 AM)
Electives (6 credits)  
AAD 601 - Globalization of the Arts (3) Summer 2016
AAD 602 - Engaging the Community through the Arts (3) Summer 2016
Practicum/Capstone (9 credits)  
AAD 590 - Arts Administration On-Campus Practicum (3) Spring 2016
AAD 690 - Arts Administration Consulting Practicum (3) Spring 2016
AAD 701 - Arts Administration Seminar (Capstone) (3) Spring 2016 (Wed, 6-9 PM)



Prior to completing the application process and being admitted to the program students can take up to two courses (six credits).

Applicants to the M.S. program in Arts Administration must:

  • Submit a completed application found at and submit all required documentation as outlined on the application.
  • Have an earned bachelor’s degree in disciplinary arts programs such as music, theatre, visual arts and dance or related field and/or possess experience working as a practitioner in an arts field.
  • Demonstrate academic success with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Applicants to the Post-Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate must meet the same admission criteria as for the Master of Science program.
An admission committee will complete the evaluation of the applications respective to the admission requirements set forth. A conditional admission policy provides flexibility in our admission decisions and allows for the request of additional requirements as a means to provide evidence that an applicant can be successful in the program.

Please check for additional application information.

For information about the admission requirements, graduate application process or status of an application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (315) 445-5444 or

Transfer Credit/Waiver Policy

The program director will review requests for transfer credit or waived courses.

  • Waivers of foundation courses could be granted to those who have completed the equivalent academic requirements in their undergraduate program.
  • For most courses, equivalent content level graduate courses from accredited institutions with a grade of B or better may be accepted as transfer credit. Transfer credits may not exceed nine credits.
  • The total of waived and transfer courses may not exceed nine credits.


2015-2016 tuition for the graduate-level arts administration master's degree and certificate programs is $683 per credit hour.

Contact Us

Travis Newton, assistant professor & program director


Phone:  (315) 445-4201

Office:  Room 206, W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts

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Information Sessions

Stay tuned to this section for upcoming information sessions during the Fall 2015 semester!

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