• Five ensemble members performing in “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Checkov. Actors are standing among the set of trees peering at the audience.




Rowan University Master of Arts in Arts Administration

The Rowan University Master of Arts in Arts Administration prepares professionals in the performing, and visual arts, leaders from profit and non-profit organizations with the skills to expand their knowledge base from a strategic vantage point taught by practitioner faculty.  Our students explore their own organizations while learning about leadership, marketing, audience development, curatorial arts, general management, community outreach and education programs, executive board communication, and entrepreneurship.   

What separates our program among other universities is our focus on experiential leadership development that is integrated, contemporary, and dynamically relevant to enhance your passion and commitment to the arts.  Our program is applied and relevant to your current profession or for a career transition.


Hallmarks of the Rowan University Master of Arts in Arts Administration

  • No GRE required
  • Fully on-line delivery format
  • Small, collaborative class size
  • Can be completed in as little at 20 months
  • Faculty are industry professionals
  • Applied project format, not theory based
  • 10 courses (30 Semester hours)
  • No prerequisites required

What differentiates us from other programs is that our faculty are currently working in their field bringing world-class experience to our students.  Our curriculum focus is on decision-making for professionals in the disciplines of visual arts, music, theatre, dance, entrepreneurship, and business.  You will learn strategic planning, marketing, financial management, development and fundraising, grant writing, as well as entrepreneurship, and how to develop a vision and mission for your organization.


2021 College Factual ranks Rowan University #11 in New Jersey, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Rowan #57 for Most Innovative Schools in the country.


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