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About the Program

Are you passionate about the arts? Are you in search of a career full of meaning and opportunity? If so, have you considered a career in Arts Administration?

Arts Administration is the dynamic study of the integration of nonprofit management within cultural organizations of all types. As the oldest degree of its kind in the state of Florida, the Florida State University (FSU) Department of Art Education has awarded degrees in Arts Administration since 1984. In addition to the Master’s, we offer a Ph.D. and Ed.D in Art Education with a major in Arts Administration. Intent on achieving our mission, we aim to educate aspiring cultural leaders about the practice and theory of socially responsible arts administration. Arts Administration/Art is offered through the College of Fine Arts, Department of Art Education and is open to individuals with a prior degree in Art, Arts Education, Arts Administration or Performing Arts. Come join us, and “Change Your World” with Arts Administration today!

Master of Arts in Arts Administration

The MA program in Arts Administration prepares students for a variety of roles in cultural organizations. The program features an academically rigorous, but professionally relevant curriculum that seamlessly blends practice and theory throughout all course work. In addition to discussion based courses, our highly engaged faculty employ experiential learning opportunities to deeply engage students in learning about the practices most critical to sustaining cultural organizations and a dynamic cultural sector.

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PhD or EdD in Art Education with a Concentration in Arts Administration

For the doctoral degree program, the student may concentrate in arts administration. With the major professor, the doctoral student will plan a program of studies designed to use strengths, make up deficiencies, and provide knowledge required for the accomplishment of original research. A minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree and exclusive of the hours earned in dissertation credit is required. (See section of Doctoral Degree Programs, in the University Bulletin for detailed information.)

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