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Arts Administration (MAA/MFA) - photo of woman standing in art gallery.

Master of Arts Administration (MAA)

Managing the Creative Process

Southern Utah University has designed this program to be completed online in order to be most effective for working professionals. Students will learn essential knowledge from experienced professors and will gain valuable connections in the art world through SUU.

The art world is an intricate domain wherein creativity thrives. Individuals with delicate managerial sensibilities are needed in galleries, studios, and performing arts centers across the world. A degree in Arts Administration will grant the necessary experience to develop professional skills and advance in the art world.

The Master of Arts Administration degree track includes specialized graduate coursework totaling 36 credit hours (see MA Curriculum) that develop graduates who balance administrative systems with creative process in an effort to ensure the artistic integrity and economic sustainability of arts organizations.

Coursework in the Online program includes financial management, development, fundraising, marketing, legal issues, leadership, arts advocacy, cultural policy, and board development. At the end of the program, students will complete a Final Project which focuses on the practical aspects of the academic material studied.

Students will gain skills applicable to:

  • Arts management in nonprofit organizations
  • Substantial project-building and maintenance
  • Promotional areas necessary to enhance and fund the arts

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