Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Arts in Arts Administration
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Arts in Arts Administration

 

Become an Arts Leader

The Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA) 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:

Robert Wildman

wildmanr@winthrop.edu 

803/323-3494

 


Why Winthrop?

Graduate Assistant Position      Quality Program   Graduate Travel Support

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. 

   

Travel support is available for graduate student presentations or performances.

 


Click below to learn more about the program!

 

      The program features visits to nonprofit arts organization sites in the region. Every month students meet in small groups and individually with their instructors to discuss their progress and set goals for the next phase of their learning. 


      Time to completion: 2 years

      Total Credits: 36

      Format: Campus-based (Low-Residency

      Curriculum (Master of Arts in Arts Administration)

      Winthrop University’s online MAAA program feature the same curricula and are taught by many of the same faculty as our on-campus programs. You benefit from the flexibility and convenience of being able to access your courses from any device.


      Time to completion: 2

      Total Credits: 36

      Format: Online

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

        Master of Arts in Arts Administration Deadline: April 1 for fall admission

         

        Applications received after the April 1 deadline will be reviewed and considered as space in the cohort permits. Please contact program director Robert Wildman, wildmanr@winthrop.edu for information on space availability.

        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:

        • Complete the online Graduate School application with the non-refundable application fee.

        • Request official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). We cannot accept transcripts (even sealed, official transcripts) from individuals.

        • Hold a baccalaureate degree with an overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

        • Have at least one year of professional or volunteer experience in a nonprofit arts/cultural environment or, if accepted, identify and complete volunteer opportunities with non-profit arts organizations in their communities.

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

        • Current resume or curriculum vitae

        • Two letters of recommendation. Recommendations from arts and/or academic professionals are preferred.

     


     

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    Beyond Graduation

     

    Hear from our MAAA students!

    Marie Cheek

    Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Class of 2011


    “The M.A.A.A. program has been a springboard into a deeper level of engagement in the arts where my capacity to synthesize has dramatically broadened and has enabled me to provide increasingly effective leadership in creative community development and arts learning.”

    Our Arts Administration graduates go on to careers in a wide variety of arts administration fields.

    Here are some directions our students have gone in:

    • 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

     

     

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    Last Updated: 9/14/21