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    Arts Administration

    Graduate Programs


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    Upcoming Course Offerings 

    (Updated 8/22/16)

    Courses Anticipated Offering (subject to revision)
    Foundation Courses (15 credits)*  
    AAD 501 - Survey of Arts Administration (3) January 2017 (hybrid) - online Dec. 19- Jan. 15; in-class meetings 12/21, 1/4 and 1/13, 6-8 PM
    AAD 502 - Marketing and Public Relations Strategies (3) Summer 2017 (online)
    AAD 503 - Governance and Board Development in the Arts (3) Spring 2017 (Wed., 6-9 PM)
    AAD 504 - Financial Management in the Arts (3) Spring 2017 (online)
    AAD 505 - Developing Capital in the Arts (3) Fall 2017
    Business Courses (choose 6 credits)  
    STA 501 - Quantitative Decision Making (3) Summer 2017
    HRM 601 - Human Resource Management (3)
      Spring 2017 (Thurs., 6-9 PM)
      MGT 601 - Organizational Dynamics (3) Spring 2017 (Tues/Thurs., 8:30-9:45 AM)
      Electives (6 credits)  
      AAD 601 - Globalization of the Arts (3) Summer 2017 (hybrid)
      AAD 602 - Engaging the Community through the Arts (3) Fall 2017
      AAD 603 - The Art Museum Today (3) Summer 2017 (online)
      Practicum/Capstone (9 credits)  
      AAD 590 - Arts Administration On-Campus Practicum (3) Spring 2017
      AAD 690 - Arts Administration Consulting Practicum (3) Spring 2017
      AAD 701 - Arts Administration Seminar (Capstone) (3) Spring 2017 (Tues., 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.
      • 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.


      2016-2017 tuition for the graduate-level arts administration master's degree and certificate programs is $700 per credit hour.

      Contact Us

      Travis Newton, assistant professor & program director


      Phone:  (315) 445-4201

      Office:  Room 213, W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts

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      Information Sessions

      Join us on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. for an information session.  Click here for more information and to RSVP.


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