Eastern Michigan University
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Arts and Entertainment Management & Administration

Master of Arts in Theatre w/ Concentration in Arts Administration

Since 1985, EMU's Arts Administration Program has been preparing students for administrative positions with performing and visual arts organizations. The program is designed for students who have considerable experience in the arts, with knowledge and understanding of the business of arts, its governance, management, marketing, finance and relationship to the community.

Because the program is multidisciplinary in design, you'll be joining students from all arts disciplines, offering you a rich opportunity for the essential interdisciplinary and collaborative work to enhance your career and meet your professional responsibilities. Studies include coursework in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business to equip you with the research, analytical, creative problem solving, managerial and aesthetic skills assume leadership positions as

  • Arts Administrators
  • Arts Advocates
  • Community Organizers
  • Creative Entrepreneurs
  • Event Planners
  • Marketing Managers

Among recent areas of concentration, students have focused on areas as diverse as arts and healthcare, arts and higher education, arts and recreation, and arts and entrepreneurship. You'll be working with an advisor to design a program of study uniquely suited for your specific interests.

There are additional co-curricular opportunities, including:

  • AMP! Amplifying the Arts Student Organization

Representative Graduate Projects/Thesis

  • "Design and Implementation of an On-Line Fundraising Campaign for Summer Arts and Entertainment Program for Youth"
  • "Creation, Marketing and Management of The Love Project"
  • "Design of a Special Topics Class in Art Gallery Management"
  • "Management of On-Campus Residency of a Professional Company from Zhehiang University and their performance of Chinese Rhyme of Passion"
  • "Design, Administer and Interpret Marketing Survey for "Creative Connections": A Program for Washtenaw County Arts Alliance"
  • "Design and Management of the First Annual Celebration of Arts Week at Henry Ford Hospital"
  • "Create and Manage Art of the Rust Belt for Gallery in Lansing, Michigan"
  • "Design and Implement an Orientation Program for EMU Arts Management Students"
  • "Marketing for Education Program for Performance Network, Ann Arbor, MI"
  • "Creation of a Community Development Plan for Chelsea, MI"
  • "Management of My Sister's House, An Arts Developmental Program for Girls and Young Women in Toledo, Ohio"

For more information, please contact Program Director Susan Badger Booth at sbooth1@emich.edu

The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344