University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Arts Administration

The Arts Administration program includes two graduate programs and an undergraduate concentration that is part of the Theatre Studies program.

The MFA degree in Arts Administration is a 3-year program that includes core work in

Students will learn how to:

  • Apply learned marketing principles to the arts environment. Topics will include: unique value propositions, competitive analysis, audience retention, media planning, and assessment.
  • Apply the framework of nonprofit financial accounting to business scenarios. Topics will include: cash vs. accrual accounting, assets & liabilities, non-cash expenses, fund accounting, statement activity, and statement of financial position.
  • Identify trends in philanthropic activity and create a fundraising plan for a professional arts organization. Topics will include: the development cycle, research, mission-based funding, and new media in fund raising.
  • Understand the structure and nature of arts organizations from the legal, philosophical, and community service aspects. Topics will include: artist led institutions, organizational management structures, conflict resolution, and problem solving techniques.


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