About Us

Prepare for creative leadership with ARAD’s comprehensive, two-year, 48-credit master’s degree that is informed by both research and professional practice. Our program welcomes students training to work in all artistic traditions and aesthetic styles, in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad. In our program 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 data-driven approach to arts administration that will uniquely position ARAD graduates as competitive in the field;
  • A partnership with the Columbia 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 professional development coordinator;
  • A robust and global alumni network;
  • A supportive, dynamic, exciting group of peers—part of our “cohort experience;”
  • Opportunities for professional development, including an annual internship fair, networking opportunities, career and interviewing workshops, and microgrants.
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