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Program in Arts Administration
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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

District Administration online featured a story about TC's Global Competence Certificate Program, an online, graduate-level certificate program for educators which addresses a critical need faced by schools and educators to prepare students with the real-world skills they need to succeed in a world that is more interconnected and interdependent than ever before.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Philosophy and Education alumni Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. (2012) was recently named as the new President of Creighton University. In the following interview with Timothy Ignaffo, Philosophy and Education PhD student, he characterizes his views on philosophy, the role of a university president, and the Jesuit leadership of Pope Francis.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Janet L. Miller, Professor of English Education, will receive The Mary Anne Raywid Award of the Society of Professors of Education (SPE) on April 18, 2015, during the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference.

Monday, April 06, 2015

What does a successful music career look like in the 21st century? This was the driving question behind Dr. Emily Ondracek-Petersons Professional Development Workshop for the Music and Music Education community, the first of a series of workshops meant to prepare students with more tools for success, starting with simply acknowledging the many challenges of making a living as a musician.

ARAD Blog

ARAD blog

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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...