Arts Administration

Le Moyne College offers two flexible options for those interested in graduate study in arts administration:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Arts Administration (36 credits)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration (15 credits)

Le Moyne College’s new Graduate Programs in Arts Administration offer an opportunity to study and apply management concepts in an arts environment - in short, Making Art Work.

While participating in this new, interdisciplinary program, you will study marketing and fundraising, learn to collaborate with a board of directors, understand how to interpret financial documents, and gain perspective on managing a creative workforce, all of which will benefit you as you pursue or continue a career in the visual and performing arts. Some courses are offered in a hybrid, on-line or condensed format.

Theoretical knowledge will be applied through a capstone consulting project with our partner cultural organizations, and a global perspective will be woven throughout the coursework.

Admission Criteria

M.S. program in Arts Administration

Applicants must:

  • Have an earned bachelor’s degree in disciplinary arts programs such as music, theatre, visual arts and dance or related field and/or possess experience working as a practitioner in an arts field.
  • Have an official sealed transcript from all undergraduate and graduate colleges and/or universities sent directly to you to include in the application packet or have them sent directly the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • Have an interest in applying management concepts in an arts environment as exhibited in a resume and essay.
  • Demonstrate academic success with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Provide two professional letters of recommendation showing the applicant’s ability to be successful in a graduate program.
  • Schedule an advising appointment with the program director as part of the application requirements.

Post-Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate

Applicants must:

  • Have an earned bachelor’s degree in disciplinary arts programs such as music, theatre, visual arts and dance or related field and/or possess experience working as a practitioner in an arts field.
  • Have an official sealed transcript from all undergraduate and graduate colleges and/or universities sent directly to you to include in the application packet or have them sent directly the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • Have an interest in applying management concepts in an arts environment as exhibited in a resume and essay.
  • Demonstrate academic success with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Provide two professional letters of recommendation showing the applicant’s ability to be successful in a graduate program.
  • Schedule an advising appointment with the program director as part of the application requirements.

An admission committee, including the program director, will complete the evaluation of the applications respective to the admission requirements set forth. A conditional admission policy provides flexibility in our admission decisions and allows for the request of additional requirements as a means to provide evidence that an applicant can be successful in the program.

Academic Criteria

Successful completion of the M.S. or graduate certificate in arts administration requires a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0.

Transfer Credit/Waiver Policy

Waivers of courses or the acceptance of transfer credit will be considered based on the following:

  • Waivers of foundation courses could be granted to those who have completed the equivalent academic requirements in their undergraduate program. Typically, two undergraduate courses, in the appropriate area and at the appropriate level, completed in recent years with a grade of B or better, could be used to waive a foundation course. Because of the highly diverse nature of undergraduate education, all waivers will be considered by the program director on a case-by-case basis.
  • For most courses, equivalent content level graduate courses from accredited institutions with a grade of B or better may be accepted as transfer credit. Transfer courses must be approved by the program director.

Term Limit for Completion

When an M.S. or graduate certificate candidate becomes matriculated, he/she has a total of six years to complete program requirements. If, however, an candidate is within three courses of completing the degree by the end of the six-year period, he/she may petition the program director to request an extension not to exceed one calendar year or three consecutive semesters.

Probation and Termination

Matriculated students with a cumulative G.P.A. of less than 3.0 are immediately placed on academic probation. The student will be notified and must meet with the director before continuing with further study. Until the student meets with the director, a hold will be placed on his or her registration. The director, in consultation with the student, will specify a time and course schedule after which the student is expected to have raised his or her cumulative G.P.A. to the required 3.0 level. If the student does not meet the requirement by the specified time schedule, he or she will not be allowed to continue with the program.

Withdrawal or Leave of Absence

Students who anticipate not being able to attend the graduate arts administration program during two consecutive semesters should request a formal leave of absence in writing from the director in order to maintain matriculated status.

M.S. in Arts Administration at Le Moyne College

Program of Study - 36 credits

Foundation Courses (15 credits)

• AAD 501 - Survey of Arts Administration (3)

• AAD 502 - Marketing and Public Relations Strategies in Arts & Entertainment (3)

• AAD 503 - Governance and Board Development in the Arts (3)

• AAD 504 - Financial Management in the Arts (3)

• AAD 505 - Developing Capital in the Arts (3)

Business Courses (choose 6 credits)

• STA 501 – Quantitative Decision Making (3)

• HRM 601 – Human Resource Management (3)

• MGT 601 – Organizational Dynamics (3)

Electives (choose 6 credits)

• AAD 601 - Globalization of the Arts (3)

• AAD 602 - Engaging the Community through the Arts (3)

Practicum/Capstone (9 credits)

• AAD 590 - Arts Administration On-Campus Practicum (3)

• AAD 690 - Arts Administration Consulting Practicum (3)

• AAD 701 - Arts Administration Seminar (Capstone) (3)

Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration at Le Moyne College

Program of Study – 15 credits

• AAD 501 - Survey of Arts Administration (3)

• AAD 502 - Marketing and Public Relations Strategies in Arts & Entertainment (3)

• AAD 503 - Governance and Board Development in the Arts (3)

• AAD 504 - Financial Management in the Arts (3)

• AAD 505 - Developing Capital in the Arts (3)

M.S. in Arts Administration

Master of Science in Arts Administration

Major RequirementsHours
AAD 501 Survey of Arts Administration 3
AAD 502 Marketing and Public Relations Strategies in Arts & Entertainment 3
AAD 503 Governance & Board Development in the Arts 3
AAD 504 Financial Management in the Arts 3
AAD 505 Developing Capital in the Arts 3
Major SupportHours
Two of the following: 6
STA 501 Quantitative Decision Making3
HRM 601 Human Resource Management3
MGT 601 Org Dynamics: Leadership3
ElectivesHours
AAD 601 Globalization of the Arts 3
AAD 602 Engaging the Community Through the Arts 3

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