About the Master of Arts in Arts Administration


In-person (weekend) program

The 36-hour degree program consists of 18 weekend sessions (18 credit hours), research and practicum work (12 credit hours), and two one week-long summer institutes (6 credit hours) that are spread out over two years of half-time enrollment in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Classes meet on three weekends in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters, along with one full week in July.

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. In the first year the instructors guide students in their reflections upon their field work. Second-year students meet with an instructor to discuss the planning, research, and writing of their capstone projects. 


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.