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In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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Intro to Arts Admin

  • Intro to Arts Admin

    The program in Arts Administration encourages integration of all the arts and education, while focusing on the educational 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 and Humanities education, 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

Sunday, August 10, 2014

What do you think of when you hear a familiar song? Does a vivid memory play before your eyes? How do you react to the lyrics? Do you start singing and hope those around you will join in? The ability of a song to forge connections and evoke recollections is potent no matter your age ...

Monday, July 28, 2014

The second Macy Gallery exhibition of the Spring 2014 semester, Art Studio Feast: Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things was on display from February 24th – March 21st. Along gallery walls and atop low pedestals were displayed works created by students in the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center (RGC): different materials, recycled objects, and fragments ...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Interviewed and written by Tim Ignaffo Dr. Winston Thompson is a graduate of the Philosophy and Education Program (2011). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at NYU. He has also taught at Hofstra and Teachers College. ...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

As a current Doctoral student in the Arts & Art Education program, Brian Bulfer constantly strives to accommodate the plethora of artistic paths and opportunities that have presented themselves since his enrollment at Teachers College. Last Fall, his silkscreen submission to the Myers Art Prize Competition on the theme of equilibrium titled Sacred Exchange was ...


Thursday, September 18, 2014

With great pleasure, the ARAD Program and Alumni Committee Co-Chairs announce the inaugural ARAD Alumni Committee! We were thrilled to have received many strong applications for this initiative, including several outstanding candidates for the role of Co-Chair. The first step in assembling the Committee was determining the second Co-Chair to assist with the selection of […]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Interested in engaging with current ARAD students and graduates of the program? Join the alumni committee! Applications and more information can be found here: ARAD Alumni Committee

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On this episode of the Pitch podcast, Alex explores just how much of live music is truly live and whether that even matters, and ARAD professor Dr. Lena helps him to sort it out.

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...