Practical, Experiential, Global

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, a dual MA in arts management and art history, an undergraduate minor in arts management, and in partnership with the School of Theater, an accelerated MA in arts management.


The program is distinctive in, its orientation toward working professionals, its emphasis on hands-on experiential learning, and its flexible course of study for part-time and full-time students. The diverse curriculum affords students the ability to shape their own particular concentration specialty, following a strong set of core courses, by taking advantage of electives. All of these components combine to provide our graduates with a solid foundation of practical management strategies and entrepreneurial skills, as well as an understanding of critical issues in the arts.

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