What Sets UM-Flint's Arts Administration (MA) Program Apart?
Today’s expanding world of performance and visual arts requires leadership with vision. Transform your passion for the arts into a rewarding professional career as a manager, collaborator, and leader. Offered through the renowned Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan, this degree allows you to pursue a career in the field that fits your interests. You’ll earn a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from a school that offers a wide range of learning experiences in partnership with the area’s leading arts institutions. You’ll emerge from the program well prepared to assume a leadership role in an array of professional capacities.
FLEXIBLE TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
The Arts Administration program can be completed either full or part-time. The full-time degree completion plan is two years, while the part-time degree completion plan is approximately three years. Directed research courses, internships, and frequent evening classes make the program flexible for a variety of schedules and needs. Each student will work with his/her faculty academic advisor to progress at his/her own pace.
Arts Administration students now have three final project pathways to graduate:
- Master’s Thesis (requires 6 credits, ADM 600 & ADM 601)
- Master’s Project (requires 6 credits, ADM 603 & ADM 602)
- Executive Methods Coursework (requires 6 credits, ADM 603 & ADM 599)
For details on these options, please feel free to contact the program director, Nicole Broughton, MFA.
REACH YOUR GOALS
The program offers a choice of two learning paths to suit your career aspirations and interests. The Museum and Visual Arts track prepares students for management roles in a gallery, museum, or other visual arts organizations. The Performance track prepares students to advance as leaders in the fields of dance, music, and theatre.
Arts Administration faculty hold terminal degrees in their field and are experienced instructors and advisors with expertise in the diverse disciplines that are relevant to arts professionals. Performing arts faculty are active in their own practice, regularly participating in productions all over the state, while museum-track faculty are accomplished researchers with extensive experience partnering with arts institutions.
The city of Flint’s rich and diverse arts community is an invaluable source of inspiration, information, and ideas. UM-Flint’s longstanding relationship with such community partners as the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Music, Sloan Museum, and others provides our students with endless opportunities to explore new possibilities. Also, as part of the world renowned University of Michigan system, UM-Flint can tap additional resources, expertise, and contacts at our sister campuses in Dearborn and Ann Arbor to assist our students, their research, and other initiatives.
The Master of Arts in Arts Administration program will prepare you for leadership roles in organizations such as arts centers, choruses, government, museums, opera companies, symphony orchestras, private arts agencies, arts councils, community arts programs, and more. The program enables you to develop fiscal, marketing, and management skills, and become a valued and effective leader in your company or organization.