MAAA-MAFE Dual Degree

Earn a unique dual degree combining Arts Administration with Folklore and Ethnomusicology

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This one-of-a kind dual degree combines the business and management acumen of an Arts Administration degree with an understanding of folklore and the variety of music and diverse cultures that inform entertainment and the arts today. You’ll graduate uniquely prepared for a career as a festival or cultural events coordinator, as well as for the variety of opportunities available in arts administration, cultural policy making, academia, and more.

The MAAA-MAFE dual degree is offered in collaboration between O’Neill and the College of Arts and Sciences. You’ll graduate with both a Master of Arts Administration and a Master of Arts in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, with a focus in either the College’s Folklore or Ethnomusicology track.

To enroll in this dual degree, you should apply to both the MAAA and MAFE degree programs.

Complete two degrees in just five semesters with hands-on experience for professional success

The course requirements for the dual MAAA-MAFE can be completed in just five semesters. In addition, you’ll gain real-world skills through the MAAA’s experiential requirements.You can also elect to complete a thesis or project as a capstone to your degree program.

See MAAA experiential requirements

Explore the MAAA-MAFE Curriculum

Course offerings vary each semester.

View the current courses offered

AADM – Y 502   Introduction to Arts Administration and Organizational Behavior
AADM – Y 504   Arts Organizations in the Public and Private Sectors
AADM – Y 515   Financial Management for the Arts
AADM – Y 525   Museum Management
AADM – Y 530   Audience Development and Marketing the Arts
AADM – Y 535   Arts Administration and the Cultural Sector
SPEA – N 558    Fund Development for Nonprofits
BUS – L 575      Legal Issues in the Arts

Choose two of the following: 
FOLK– F 516   Folklore Theory in Practice
FOLK– F 517   History of Folklore Study
FOLK– E 522   Study of Ethnomusicology
FOLK– E 714   Paradigms of Ethnomusicology

Choose one of the following:
FOLK– F 523   Fieldwork
FOLK– F 525   Readings in Ethnography

Choose one of the following:
FOLK– F 802   Traditional Arts Indiana Practicum
FOLK– F 803   Practicum

Must take:
FOLK– F 532   Public Practices in Folklore & Ethnomusicology

AADM – Y 550   Practicum in Arts Administration
AADM – Y 750   Internship

Choose one of the following:
AADM – Y 650   Seminar in Arts Administration 
FOLK – F 850   Thesis/Project

Capstone: MA Exam, MA Thesis or MA Project 

Students in this dual program who elect to complete the thesis/project may integrate their interests in Folklore and Ethnomusicology and in Arts Administration. Must be approved and supervised by a committee of three that can include one Arts Administration professor.

  • Three additional approved courses in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology (9 credits)
  • One additional course at the graduate level in Arts Administration (3 credits)

Reading proficiency in one modern foreign language

Become an effective leader for the arts