Arts Administration

Graduate Programs

Students enrolled in the M.S. in Arts Administration will complete AAD 690 - Arts Administration Consulting Practicum. During the course, students will consult with an arts organization on a specific project with concrete deliverables at the conclusion of the semester.


Partners include (but may not be limited to):


What follows are examples of current and past projects that students have undertaken on behalf of arts and culture organizations:


Semester/Year Name Organization Project
Spring 2016 Gregory Brewer CNY Arts Meta data researcher interpreting marketing data for future marketing initiatives.
Spring 2016 Jessica Bush United States Institute for Theatrical Technology Financial research assistant responsible for proposing new payment processing systems.
Spring 2016 Kimberly Grader Syracuse Stage Planned Giving Program research and design coordinator in charge of implementing timelines, creating promotional materials, database implementation, assist with phonathon.
Spring 2016 Christine Grayton Art Rage Gallery People Who Came To My Home Exhibition design and production coordinator, social media coordinator/consultant.
Spring 2016 Kahlil Russell-Starks Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra Audience development researcher proposing a plan to reach new diverse audiences for the Symphony Orchestra.
Fall 2016 Betiea Bowens Community Folk Art Center Designing and producing all aspects of a promotional video to be used by the Community Folk Art Center for general marketing purposes on website, digital advertising, and social media.
Fall 2016 Tamar Smithers Dunbar Association Overseeing all aspects of the design and implementation of new Art Auction Fundraiser for the Dunbar Association, with plans of becoming an annual event.
Fall 2016 Deborah Cramer Open Hand Theater Overseeing all design aspects of new annual fundraiser for the Open Hand Theater, including target audience research, sponsorship proposals, and event programming.
Spring 2017 Vern Rink Erie Canal Museum Designed and created new corporate sponsorship packet to raise funds for a forthcoming Fall 2017 exhibition focused on women and the Erie Canal.
Spring 2017 Sarah Anson CNY Arts Served as Grants Administration and Development Coordinator, assisting in areas of grant research, administration, and writing, and design and executing of fundraising campaigns.
Spring 2017 Sophia Mostafa Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees Served as World Refugee Day Event Coordinator responsible for resource development, community outreach, and solicitation of performers and activities.
Spring 2017 Naomi Masingale Syracuse Poster Project Served as Outreach Coordinator responsible for preparing and conducting solicitations for corporate sponsorship, preparing press releases and announcements about opening event, and organizing the opening event.
Spring 2017 Meghan Dillon The Acting Company Served as on-site coordinator for the Central New York Consortium Residency Program, responsible for outreach and promotion of workshops and events as well as creating and conducting assessments to measure effectiveness.
Spring 2017 Andrew Miledonis Cayuga Museum of History and Art Served as exhibitions researcher, responsible for conducting research and interviews related to upcoming exhibition “Becoming American: the Italian Immigrant Experience in Cayuga County” that was used in educational materials, exhibition text, and promotional materials.
Spring 2017 Laniesha Dotson Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra PR consultant focusing on audience development through the creation and implementation of new social media, television, and website marketing strategies.
Spring 2017 Ben Verdi Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology Designed and created a series of short science educational videos called “Science Minute” aimed to educate on a specific scientific topic and encourage greater museum attendance.
Spring 2018 Maggie Goss  Adapt CNY  Community Exhibitions Coordinator
Spring 2018 Sarah Pinsky  Symphoria Youth Orchestra  Research Project Manager
Spring 2018 Dan Isgar Symphoria Artistic Planning Coordinator for Women’s Suffrage Centennial Program
Spring 2018 Brittany Juravich  Everson Museum of Art  Education/Programs Assistant, research and development content for educational programs
Spring 2018 Bradley Stone  Skaneateles Education Foundation   Director and Coordinator of "SKAN -E- ANTICS" a variety-style performance and fundraiser 
Spring 2018 Ceylan Yildiz  Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra   Marketing and PR Coordinator, focusing on audience development