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Arts Management


What is Arts Management?

Studying arts management gives graduates the tools to create, develop, facilitate and evaluate cultural programs and organizations.  Arts managers work in many places—art museums, historical museums, orchestras, theatre companies, foundations, dance companies, arts councils, festivals and arts education centers. Or, they work for themselves, using the skills gained in arts management to manage the business end of their own arts practices. 

Student with Arts Matter signMCLA is one of the few institutions in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree in Arts Management, and one of the best places to do so. The world-class cultural economy of the Berkshires provides internships, future employment, and unlimited opportunity for learning outside the classroom.

An $8,400 tuition reduction is available to CT, NH, NY, RI, and VT residents majoring in Arts Management.

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management Offers

  • A strong background in art, music and theatre combined with marketing, finance, strategic planning, leadership, grant writing, and fundraising
  • Expertise in museum studies, performing arts management, community arts, arts education and artist entrepreneurship
  • Double major with performing arts, art, history music or minor with other majors

Arts Management Courses

Arts Management in the Field

Arts Management Degrees

Students can pursue several different degree options in Arts Management including: