Become an Arts Manager

Do you see a career for yourself in the arts? Start your journey at Mason and gain the practical and applied skills necessary to succeed as a leader.

Learn From Arts Leaders

More than 90% of our faculty are practicing arts managers in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area.

A Balanced Curriculum

Small classes and flexible course scheduling allow you to create the schedule that best fits your needs as a full or part-time student in the Arts Management program.

Living, Learning and Interning

Mason’s Arlington, Virginia, campus is in the heart of one of the country’s most dynamic arts and cultural regions and is about 4 miles from Washington D.C.

Arts Management After Mason

Our 500+ alumni have impressive careers. You will, too.


Arts Management student Bobby Lacy shares why this program is so special and how profound the impact of arts managers can be no matter the role they play.

We are here to make your career goals a reality.

Arts Management is a developing field established to meet the ever-growing demand for leadership and organizational expertise within arts and cultural organizations, both private and public. Arts managers bridge the worlds of performing and visual arts with applied managerial, financial, and programmatic skills. Learn more about the Arts Management program at Mason and how it can position you for a successful career in the arts!

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Carla McGinnis
Mason alumna helps bring history to life

“Working at a museum was not on my radar at all,” she says. But the job proved to be a perfect fusion that pulled from McGinnis’s undergraduate studies in African American history and her personal love of theater.