Arts Administration

Graduate Programs


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Upcoming Course Offerings 

Courses Anticipated Offering (subject to revision)
Foundation Courses (15 credits)*  
AAD 501 - Survey of Arts Administration (3) J-mester 2020 (hybrid)
(Runs 12/16/19-1/18/20. Required video conferences Dec. 18, Jan. 8 & Jan. 17, 6-9 PM)
AAD 502 - Marketing and Public Relations Strategies (3) Summer 2020 (online)
(Runs 7/6 - 8/6/20. A few required video conferences TBD.)
AAD 503 - Governance and Board Development in the Arts (3) Fall 2020 (hybrid)
(Course is hybrid and will meet on campus 5-6 times during the semester; remainder of content is online.)
AAD 504 - Financial Management in the Arts (3) Spring 2020 (online)
(Course is online and will meet via video conference 5-6 times during the semester.)
AAD 505 - Developing Capital in the Arts (3) Spring 2020
(Wednesdays, 6-9 PM)
Business Courses (choose 6 credits)  
STA 501 - Quantitative Decision Making (3) Summer 2020
HRM 601 - Human Resource Management (3)
    Spring 2020
    (One night per week, 6-9 PM)
    MGT 601 - Organizational Dynamics (3) Spring 2020
    Electives (choose 6 credits)  
    AAD 601 - Globalization of the Arts (3) Summer 2020 (hybrid, travel required)
    AAD 602 - Engaging the Community through the Arts (3) May-mester 2020 (online)
    (Course is online and will meet via video conference 5-6 times during the term.)
    AAD 603 - The Art Museum Today (3) Summer 2020 (online)
    (Online July 6 - August 6)
    Practicum/Capstone (9 credits)  
    AAD 590 - Arts Administration On-Campus Practicum (3) Each semester
    AAD 690 - Arts Administration Consulting Practicum (3) Each semester
    AAD 701 - Arts Administration Seminar (Capstone) (3) Spring 2020 (hybrid)
    (Course is hybrid and will meet on campus 5-6 times during the semester; remainder of content is online.)



    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 here 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 click here 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.


    2017-2018 tuition for the graduate-level arts administration master's degree and certificate programs is $718 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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