Welcome to the Arts Management Program
The Arts Management Program at George Mason University 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. The Mason Arts Management Program, located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, offers a MA in arts management, an undergraduate minor in arts management, and in partnership with the School of Theater, an accelerated MA in arts management/BA in theater.
Why Mason Arts Management?
Through study that is critical, practical, and experiential, our curriculum encourages students to build a balanced foundation of executive leadership skills necessary to succeed in nonprofit visual and performing arts management. Management courses are situated in a core framework of classes devoted to understanding the place of arts in society, and designed to cultivate leadership and entrepreneurship in the arts. Our alumni are transforming, inspiring and empowering communities by providing access to, and advocating for the arts, as leaders in nonprofit performing and visual arts organizations.
Learn about the history and influence of art policy, art law, and critical inquiry in the arts.
- Research & writing
- Critical analysis
- Engagement strategies
Gain practical knowledge of fiscal, marketing, fundraising, and operations methods.
- Arts Marketing & PR
- Grantwriting & fundraising
- Nonprofit financial acumen
First-hand study through applied projects, internships, and entrepreneurial practice.
- Professional experience
- Diverse perspectives
- Entrepreneurial leadership
Start the conversation today.
Take the next step and start the conversation about how you envision your professional arts career. Sign up for an information session, schedule a campus visit, or email, to find out how George Mason University Arts Management can help you attain your academic and professional goals.
The Master of Arts in Arts Management is an accredited program by The National Association of Schools of Arts & Design (NASAD).