Welcome from the Director
We are delighted that you are interested in exploring the dynamic field of arts management and hope that you will consider investing in your career with a master’s degree from George Mason University. Here, you will find the tools that you need for success:
- Teachers with leadership experience in some of the world’s most vibrant arts organizations, willing to share their knowledge and networks with you
- A curriculum designed to provide both theory and practice for 21st century careers, with an emphasis on practical skills and hands-on experiences
- A university rich in cultural resources including two performing arts centers, and multiple active visual arts spaces, all available to you as a living laboratory for internships and experience
- Proximity to Washington, D.C., one of America’s premier cultural centers, surrounding you with internship and job opportunities linked to the Arts Management Program
- A highly placed and growing alumni network of people working in arts organizations, arts agencies and associations to draw upon.
Students in the Master’s in Arts Management program come from many backgrounds, but all share a passion for the arts and a desire to work in an artistic setting. Whether you see yourself working for a symphony orchestra, a museum, an auction house, a community arts organization, in arts management education or in the commercial arts industries, we are here to help you make your career goals a reality.
Job opportunities in the arts management field are rapidly expanding, but to take full advantage of these trends, it is important to prepare professionally with an advanced degree. We are here to help you succeed!
After exploring this website, why don’t you give us a call and speak with one of us personally. We would enjoy learning about your dreams and providing insight on how we can support your professional journey through the Arts Management program at Mason.
William Reeder, Interim Director
Arts Management Program
Professor and Heritage Chair
Founding Dean (Ret.)
College of Visual and Performing Arts