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Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (MA)

The New School
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
New York City
September 2020

New York City
January 2021

New York City
September 2021

New York City
January 2022

Program description

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (MA)

In the 21st century, performing artists need to be both masters of their chosen craft and experts in the professional and business skills that today’s rapidly evolving global arts economy demands. The Master of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School’s College of Performing Arts is one of the first graduate programs designed specifically to help performers gain the critical skill set they need to become recognized artistic leaders—onstage and beyond.

  • Develop and execute projects designed to further your personal career goals.
  • Investigate business models and practices of organizations in the cultural and creative industries.
  • Respond to the political, social, technological, and economic issues that impact arts and culture enterprises.
  • Learn from pioneering nonprofit and management practitioners who provide real-world insights and inspiration.

This is a program specifically designed for practicing performing artists. You are not just encouraged but required to maintain your artistic practice while you are developing your enterprise skills and knowledge. To facilitate this, you will have the opportunity to take courses, pitch projects, and potentially perform with students and faculty from the Mannes, Jazz, and Drama schools in our College of Performing Arts. You can also receive credit for artistic work done outside of the university, like playing gigs with a band.

Let New York City be your inspiration, laboratory, and classroom. Studying on our campus in Greenwich Village, you are a short walk away from some of the best live venues, theaters, and music clubs in the city. And with New York home to world-class arts organizations, cultural institutions, and festivals, you can secure real-world industry experience and establish lasting professional relationships.

Admission requirements

For admission requirements and application guidelines please request information or visit The New School's website. 

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Tuition fees

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Scholarships & funding

Merit-based partial scholarships are available. Request information to learn more!


Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. 

Continuing studies

  • Executive Director
  • Company Manager
  • Performer
  • Founder of a performing arts or other arts-focused organization


About this institute

The New School

Study in one of the greatest cities in the world, NYC

Founded in 1919 and located in Greenwich Village, The New School is a comprehensive university in New York City. The university is a place for creative scholars, artists, and designers to interact with a massively diverse community, discuss ideas, and...

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The New School

66 West 12th Street
NY 10011 New York
United States of America

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