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Program in Arts Administration

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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  • 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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

By Tim Ignaffo Shaireen Rasheed is a Professor at LIU-Post and has been a visiting scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year at the Center for the Study of World Religionsat Harvard Divinity School, where she is working on her second book which explores the ethical concept of Sexuality, Islam and the War on Terror from […]

Friday, November 20, 2015

ByRongchan Lin How do we evaluate language assessment using fairness and justice? In his engaging address at the 2nd Annual Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA) Conference, Professor Antony Kunnan, President of AALA, prompted the audience to think about how language assessment should be fair to test takers, and how institutions need to be just […]

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hello TC Community, A couple of the bills passed in the most recent Senate session supported events that have already taken place. Among those are the Self-Compassion Talk Bill, which happened on November 17th and the ITS Webcast Bill, which was held on Monday, November 16th. The bills that are in support of future events […]

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

We at A&H had a wonderful time with at our first A&H in the City Event! We were so lucky to have engaged with such a thoughtful and caring community of alumni. We also couldn’t keep the day to ourselves, so here for you to enjoy is the full Storify roundup! Our next A&H in […]


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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...