• Offered through the University of Michigan's Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies,
the Arts Administration program is customized to prepare leaders in the
design, implementation, and management of arts activities and
• The program prepares you with leadership and other advanced skills
in a wide range of areas such as artistic traditions and aesthetic
styles, gallery and production management, grant writing, personnel
policies, fiscal management, and marketing.
• The curriculum is composed of a set of core courses with
specializations in Visual Arts (museum, galleries) and Performance
(music, theatre, and dance). Core courses focus on areas that are
essential for all arts administrators, while specialized courses examine
selected areas of study in greater depth.
• UM-Flint’s MA in Arts Administration is a two-year, part-time program consisting of 36 credit hours.
• Two concentrations are offered: Museum & Visual Arts, and Performance.
• Classes are held on UM-Flint’s campus, primarily in the evening.
• This program is equally well-suited for those pursuing cultural career tracks within the
private and public sectors.
• The city of Flint’s rich and diverse arts community is an
invaluable source of inspiration, information, and ideas. UM-Flint’s
longstanding relationship with such community partners as the Flint
Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Music, Sloan Museum, and others
provides our students with endless opportunities to explore new
• As part of the world renowned University of Michigan system,
UM-Flint students can tap additional resources, expertise, and contacts at our
sister campuses in Dearborn and Ann Arbor to assist our students, their
research, and other initiatives.
• The MA in Arts Administration will prepare you for leadership roles
in organizations such as arts centers, symphony orchestras, opera
companies, choruses, museums, government and private arts agencies,
community arts programs, arts councils, and more.
Arts Administration Alumni News
Jason Dake (MA, 2011) was featured recently in the Grand Traverse Insider about his role as education curator at the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College.