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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Program in Arts Administration

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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Intro to Arts Admin

  • ARAD Program & Updates

    ARAD News: 

    The Arts Administration Program is pleased to announce two new scholarships available to the incoming class of 2015.  A heartfelt thank you for the generous donations from the family of alumna Sarah Bolson Barnett, and Kenneth and Anna Zankel!

    Program Overview:
    The program in Arts Administration (ARAD) encourages integration of all the arts, while focusing on the role of the artist, and the missions and activities of arts and cultural agencies, collectives, and institutions.
    The program reflects the conviction that the management of cultural institutions and enterprises is a profession that requires both creativity and commitment and that, at its best, the profession has a positive impact on the quality of artistic life. Arts Administration is organized in conjunction with the programs in Arts & Humanities department and the Columbia Business School, further reflecting the importance of the basic educational role, mission, and activities of the arts in both profit and nonprofit sectors.

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A&H Blog

Monday, October 05, 2015

Duane Bailey-Castro, a Teachers College student and Social Studies teacher, grew up in the Bronx near the High Bridge, and was recently featured in a photography exhibition, along with two other photographers, Nathan Kensinger and Wes Tarca. The exhibition, High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River, opened in July to celebrate the community and the history of the bridge itself.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Teachers College and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) held the first ever joint forum on Teaching, Learning and the Assessment of English Language Learners this past April. Two Teachers College doctoral students who have been heavily involved at both institutions are Fred Tsutagawa and Saerhim Oh. Both were offered ETS fellowships three years ago, and have gone on to redesign placement tests for the Community Language Program for TC, were present at roundtable events, and have grown close with the orchestrator of the TC/ETS relationship, Dr. James Purpura. Here, they discuss their experience in the fellowship and their future goals.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Philosophers make a practice out of engaging in deep, primordial questions, and a large part in doing so is through discussion with other thinkers to better explore or challenge ideas and offer alternative perspectives. As a staple of its academic program, the Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series is intended for all doctoral and masters students to have these sorts of discussions.

Monday, September 14, 2015

On a balmy summer evening after hours of classes, a small group of Music and Music Education doctoral cohort students gathered together to hear Dr. Mary Hafeli, Professor of Art and Art Education, in one of the Professional Development workshops hosted by Music Ed Lecturer Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn.


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Current Student Spotlights

  • Current Student Spotlights

    Donald Borror

    Donald is interested in executive leadership positions in dance companies and multi-disciplinary performing arts organizations. He graduated from Juilliard with a BFA in Dance and performed with NYC-based Ballet Hispanico for three seasons. Currently, Donald is a choreographer and producer for Lincoln Center Education’s Meet the Artists series, Board Chair of non-profit dance advocacy org BEMOVING, and interning at arts management consulting firm, Dunch Arts. Read more...

Alumni Spotlights

  • Alumni Spotlights - Sarah Schramm

    The arts have been a persistent passion in Sarah's life. Sarah studied flute performance and later worked as a freelance musician. Sarah pursued the Arts Administration Program at Columbia University in order to further explore the connection between arts and social justice. Read more about Sarah Schramm.

Host an Intern

  • Host an Intern

    As a vital part of preparing our students for careers, an internship is a requirement of the program.  Arts Administration students aim to fill a variety of roles – from nonprofit programming and development to the art market and PR firms – that will expose and prepare them for their professional careers. Our students are highly sought after as interns, and have worked in many prestigious institutions and community-oriented organizations. Learn more...