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).