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Program Overview

We offer a comprehensive, two year, 60-credit master’s degree informed by both research and professional practice. Our program welcomes students training to work in all artistic traditions and aesthetic styles, in for the for- and non-profit sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad. At ARAD you will find:

  • An exceptional and renowned full-time faculty with active research projects and influence in the arts;

  • Accomplished arts professionals and highly successful instructors who offer courses on marketing, fundraising, accounting, and business planning;

  • A partnership with the Graduate School of Business enabling preferential registration;

  • Opportunities for hands-on learning with leading arts organizations in New York and beyond;

  • Individualized student advising and mentorship from faculty, fellow students, and alumni;

  • An academic internship program, supported by an in-house internship coordinator;

  • A robust and global alumni network;

  • A supportive, dynamic, exciting group of peers—part of our “cohort experience;”

  • Opportunities for professional development, including networking opportunities, career and interviewing workshops, symposia, and microgrants.