• Arts Management & Entrepreneurship

    Arts Management & Entrepreneurship (MA)

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        College of Performing Arts
        Office of Admission
        72 Fifth Avenue
        New York, NY 10011
        212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
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    • Develop the skills you need to thrive as an artist, adding to your talents as a musician, composer, actor, director, playwright, or multidisciplinary artist. The Master’s in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship enables you to deepen your abilities as a performer while gaining knowledge and skills that prepare you for a diverse range of career options in performing arts management, arts administration, entrepreneurship, arts education, cultural policy and advocacy, and arts philanthropy.

      • Degree Master of Arts
      • Credits 36
      • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus
      • Duration 2 years (full-time)
      • Start Term Fall

      Program Highlights

      • Career-Driven Projects

        Continue developing as an artist and execute projects designed to further your personal career goals.

      • Arts Industry Insights

        Learn about legal issues, finance, marketing, and business models in the cultural and creative industries.

      • Social Impact

        Investigate the many ways artists make a living while fostering community change and development.

      • Real-World Relevance

        Learn from pioneering artist-entrepreneurs and arts leaders, who provide real-world insights and connections.

      Career-Relevant Curriculum

      The curriculum and courses of the Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA are tailored specifically to advance the careers of practicing performing artists. You are not just encouraged but required to maintain your artistic practice while you are developing your enterprise skills and knowledge. To facilitate this, you have the opportunity to take courses, pitch projects, and potentially perform with students and faculty from the Mannes, Jazz, and Drama schools in our College of Performing Arts. You can also receive credit for artistic work done outside of the university, like playing gigs with a band.

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      Access to New York City

      Let New York City be your inspiration, laboratory, and classroom. Studying on our campus in Greenwich Village, you are a short walk away from some of the best live venues, theaters, and music clubs in the city. And with New York home to world-class arts organizations, cultural institutions, and festivals, you can secure real-world industry experience and establish lasting professional relationships.

      Integrated Bachelor's-Master's Program

      An integrated bachelor's-master's dual degree is also available, which enables you to complete an undergraduate degree in music or theater at The New School as well as your master's in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship in a total of five years.

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  • Artists and performers, our award-winning professors bring their real-world experience into the classroom, helping students fine-tune their skills to succeed professionally.

  • Artists never work in a vacuum— we always work in dialogue and often in collaboration with others. Our program offers performing artists the tools to become initiators and leaders of those conversations for the 21st century, as well as the knowledge to bring positive change in the world.

    Pablo Helguera, Assistant Professor, Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA
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