Master of Arts in Arts Administration

Focus your passion and advance your career in the arts

It takes more than passion to successfully lead an arts organization. Future arts administrators need business acumen, marketing expertise, and management skills to tackle the art world’s greatest challenges.

As a MAAA student, you’ll learn from top scholars in arts management and cultural policy. In addition to being committed educators, O’Neill faculty members are highly regarded by their peers in the arts management industry and at academic institutions across the country.

Combining faculty and practical expertise with the variety of cultural offerings on campus and in Bloomington, students can look forward to an intellectually and culturally stimulating experience in the study and practice of arts management, while preparing themselves for leadership in the arts in the decades ahead.

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The MAAA Program

2years to complete

45credit hours

280hour internship

Consider a dual degree

Combine your MAAA with an MPA degree and further your career possibilities.  The course requirements for the dual MAAA-MPA can be completed in just five semesters, plus an internship usually carried out during one of the summers in which you’re enrolled in the program. This dual degree provides a combination of skills especially well suited for you if you have an interest in doing applied research for arts organizations in the commercial, nonprofit, or public sector.

The MAAA-MPA Program

2degrees

5semesters