Welcome to the Arts Management Program
Where the art and the artist are central
The George Mason University Arts Management Program seeks to advance the management of all aspects of the arts. Our graduates, taught by some of this country’s most outstanding practicing managers, provide for the development and nurturing of artists, audiences, and communities. Mason offers a Master of Arts in arts management, an undergraduate minor in arts management, and in partnership with the School of Theater, an accelerated Master of Arts in arts management/Bachelor of Arts in theater.
The Master of Arts in Arts Management is an accredited program by The National Association of Schools of Arts & Design (NASAD).
Aside from New York City, the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area has the largest concentration of arts organizations. Students not only have a very rich environment to learn and intern, but they are also instructed by professional visual and performing arts managers who possess extensive and diverse backgrounds invested in these very same institutions.
The Arts Management Program at George Mason University represents a unique approach in educating the next generation of visual and performing arts managers. This program focuses on applicants who want to manage the “institution” that provides the climate and infrastructure for the artist to create, perform, and exhibit and the audience/viewer to participate, affirm, and otherwise, support this dynamic.