Fall Classes Go Online COVID-19 Arts Impact Speaker Series MA in Arts Management Dual MA in Art History & Arts Management Experiential Learning Minor in Arts Management

Fall Classes Go Online

In an abundance of caution for the safety of our community and families, Arts Management is converting all of your Fall 2020 courses from in-person to remote. Should you need to be on campus for any reason please review the video below and contact the Arts Management Office via email: amgtgmu@gmu.edu


COVID-19 Arts Impact Speaker Series

Presented by Mason’s Arts Management Alumni Working Group, the “COVID-19 Arts Impact Speaker Series” is a 3-part webinar centering the topics of Equity, Accessibility and Engagement in Arts and the impact of COVID-19 within each focus.

MA in Arts Management

The MA in arts management responds to a growing demand for graduates who can manage and coordinate the arts, bridging the world of performing and visual arts with applied managerial skills.


Dual MA in Art History & Arts Management

We are pleased to announce the addition of a dual MA in Art History and Arts Management degree program to our offerings.

Experiential Learning

Our students make an impact through internships at Washington, D.C., area arts organizations, collectively contributing over 60,000 hours in support of the arts, while gaining valuable professional experience.

Minor in Arts Management

Undergraduate students can add a minor in arts management to strengthen their skills in public relations, fundraising, and project management.

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. Mason’s Arts Management Program is located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and offers a MA in Arts Management, a Dual MA in Art History and Arts Management, an Undergraduate Minor in Arts Management, and an Accelerated MA in Arts Management pathway for select undergraduate programs.

Why Mason Arts Management?

Through study that is practical, experiential, and global 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.



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
  • Hands-on learning
  • Entrepreneurial leadership


Engage in comparative study of arts management with a global perspective.

  • Critical analysis
  • Diverse student body
  • Study abroad electives

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.

George Mason University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts & Design (NASAD).


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