Winthrop University: MS Biology
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College of Visual and Performing Arts
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Arts Administration

 

The Arts Administration program prepares individuals interested in contributing to the creative industry as innovative leaders. Through in-depth preparation, these arts leaders learn how to inspire audiences and their organizations, sustain financial support, manage resources, and create innovative strategies that sustain organizations. 

 

Graduate Program Director: 

Mr. Robert Wildman
wildmanr@winthrop.edu 
803/323-3494

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Why Winthrop?

GA Position   AAAE   Winthrop Ranking

Students have the opportunity to work in their departments and around campus as graduate assistants. 

  

Winthrop University is a member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), the international professional organization that promotes standards of education in arts administration. 

  

Ranked 13th among Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

 

      NOTE: Not currently accepting applications for campus-based M.A.A.A. program. If you are interested in the campus-based program, contact program director Robert Wildman at wildmanr@winthrop.edu.   

      Students will have the opportunity to tailor their M.A.A.A. career goals by collaborating with Winthrop’s dedicated faculty mentor on a professional development plan and by completing a field-based practicum and a culminating capstone project.


      Time to completion: 2 years

      Total Credits: 36

      Format: Campus-based (low-residency)

      Low-residency campus-based MAAA Program

      Curriculum (MAAA - Campus Based)

        The online Master of Arts in Arts Administration program gives students a solid toolkit for advancement in the arts. You benefit from the flexibility and convenience of being able to access your courses from any device.


        Time to completion: 2 years

        Total Credits: 36

        Format: 100% Online

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        This certificate is ideal for individuals who want advanced credentials and professional connections without the larger time commitment and academic requirements of a master's degree.


        Time to completion: 1.5 - 2 years

        Total Credits: 18

        Format: Campus-based

        Curriculum (Arts Administration Graduate Certificate)

     

        MA in Arts Administration : April 1 for fall admission

        Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration : No deadline, rolling admission

        Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed

          Application requirements for the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program include:

          • The online Graduate School application and non-refundable application fee

          • Official transcript(s) from all institutionsattended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Note: Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s)

          • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

          • Have an overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

          • Have at least one year of work experience (professional or volunteer) in a non-profit arts/cultural environment

          • Personal statement describing their background in a non-profit arts/cultural environment and their reasons for pursuing this certificate program

          • Current resume or CV

          • Recommendations from arts and/or academic professionals who can speak about the applicant's involvement in the nonprofit arts field and the applicant's academic research/writing skills are preferred

          Application requirements for the Arts Administration (Graduate Certifcate) program include:

          • The online Graduate School application and non-refundable application fee

          • Official transcript(s) from all institutionsattended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Note: Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s)

          • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

          • Have an overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

          • Have at least one year of work experience (professional or volunteer) in a non-profit arts/cultural environment

          • Personal statement describing their background in a non-profit arts/cultural environment and their reasons for pursuing this certificate program

          • Current resume or CV

          • Recommendations from arts and/or academic professionals who can speak about the applicant's involvement in the nonprofit arts field and the applicant's academic research/writing skills are preferred

          For a list of admission requirements or to apply for the online MAAA program, visit our online admissions page

         

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    Beyond Graduation

    M.A. in Arts Administration graduates go on to careers in a wide range of leadership roles in arts administration in industries that includes: 

    • Heritage and preservation
    • Communications
    • Arts and cultural center management
    • Public Art
    • Cultural tourism
    • Marketing
    • Arts councils/commissions

    Careers:

    Our graduates have found jobs with the following:

    • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
    • The South Carolina State Museum of Art
    • North Carolina Dance Theatre
    • The Visual Arts Center of Richmond
    • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
    • Kresge Foundation
    • McColl Center for Visual Art
    • North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and Education Institute     

    Last Updated: 7/13/22