Aug 24, 2019
Revised Program, effective Fall 2015
This program was established in 1985 to prepare students for assuming administrative positions within performing and visual arts organizations and initiate creative entrepreneurial projects in arts and cultural businesses. The program provides students who already have experience in the arts with knowledge and understanding of the arts business, in governance, management, marketing and finance. The program includes study in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business to equip students with administrative and aesthetic skills that enable them to assume leadership positions as entrepreneurs, planners, advocates, administrators and community organizers. Students develop research skills that enable them to gather, organize and analyzing information and apply the knowledge to problem solving in a wide variety of circumstances. Emphasis is placed on promoting the interrelated nature of the arts in support of interdisciplinary and collaborative programming that recognizes the relationship of the arts with other areas of human endeavor. EMU was a founding member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators and continues to be active in this national organization.
Communication, Media & Theatre Arts - College of Arts and Sciences
Susan Booth, Ph.D.
103 Quirk Hall
(734) 487-1220 or (734) 487-0033
- Meet the admission requirements for the Graduate School and be accepted into the program by the department;
- Have at least a minor or the equivalent in communication, arts, or business;
- Have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or 3.0 in the last half of undergraduate work; and
- In the case of international students, have a minimum TOEFL score (see the International Admissions website for minimum scores).
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- Early in their graduate work, prepare an official program of study in consultation with an assigned graduate advisor and file it with the Graduate School;
- Successfully meet all conditions stipulated upon entry into the program; and
- Complete, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, a minimum of 30 hours of approved course work as identified in the official Program of Study.
Master of Arts in Arts Administration: 30-36 hours
Required Core Courses: 7-9 hours
Catalog Correction: CTAC 690, 691, 692 should be CTAR 690 , 691 , 692
Core Concentration Requirements: 15 hours
Elective Courses: 6-8 hours
Additional courses selected in consultation with academic advisor based upon student’s individual needs.