Future arts administrators will be facing the art world’s greatest challenges. Our Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA) curriculum will provide you with the foundational skills, core knowledge, and practical expertise you need to become an effective arts advocate and leader of change.
Gain the skills you need to become an influential arts leader
Complete your master’s degree in only three semesters
Our MAAA curriculum is designed so that you can complete all course work in three semesters, plus a 280-hour internship. The curriculum requires a total of 45 credits for graduation. Of these, 30 credits are earned through core courses, 9 credits through elective courses, and 6 credits through experiential learning. All students enter the program in the fall semester.
Tailor your degree to your interests and career goals with elective courses
As part of the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program, you will complete nine hours of elective credit. Elective courses must be graduate level (500+) and can be taken through any academic program on campus. With electives in non-profit management, art history, theatre, and more, you are sure to find the perfect course to meet your interests and career goals. You can even turn your electives into a second degree—take MPA courses as elective credits and begin working toward your MPA/MAAA degree!
Get out of the classroom
Apply your knowledge in real-world arts organizations and build your resume through practicum projects and internships as part of your experiential requirement. Our students gain career experience across the globe, in diverse arts-related institutions, organizations, and events.
Explore your curriculum and elective options
- AADM-Y 502 Organizational Behavior and the Arts
Performing Arts (3 credits)Choose one:
- AADM-Y 511 Performing Arts Center Management or
- AADM-Y 508 Performing Arts Organization Management or
- AADM-Y 505 Programming the Performing Arts
Visual Arts (3 credits)Choose one:
- AADM-Y 525 Museum Management or
- AADM-Y 506 Curating for Museums and Galleries
Arts and Cultural Policy (3 credits)Choose one:
- AADM-Y 551 Cultural Planning and Urban Development or
- AADM-Y 559 Public Policy in the Arts
- AADM-Y 515 Financial Management for the Arts
- AADM-Y 530 Audience Development and Marketing the Arts
- AADM-Y 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits
- AADM-Y 504 Arts Organizations in the Public and Private Sectors
- AADM-Y 562 Legal Issues in the Arts
Elective courses, any 500+ level course offered at IU Bloomington
- AADM-Y 550 Practicum in Arts Administration
- AADM-Y 750 Internship in Arts Administration
- AADM-Y 650 Seminar in Arts Administration (Capstone)
The above are examples of your course options. For a complete listing, see the official Indiana University Graduate Bulletin and work with your advisor as you make your schedule.See course descriptions in the Graduate Bulletin