Degree Requirements

Arts Administration M.A.

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The list of courses provided is a sample of what courses may be offered. Not all courses will be offered every semester. Please use the above link for an up-to-date list of courses.

Core Arts Administration Courses (9 hours) - Required
AADM 6501 Development for Arts Organizations
AADM 6502 Arts Administration: Legal and Business Applications
AADM 6503 Marketing the Arts
Arts Administration Courses (21 hours) - Required  
AADM 6200 Arts Organizations & Businesses
AADM 6223 Nonprofit Finance
AADM 6507 Research Methodology in the Arts
AADM 6508 Arts Leadership & Board Development
AADM 6509 Arts Education for the Administrator
AADM 6601 Writing & Presentation for Arts Administrators
AADM 6607 Arts Public Policy & Advocacy
Arts Administration Elective Options (6 hours) - Required**
AADM 6609 Arts and Community
AADM 6506 A Music Overview for Arts Administrators
AADM 6610 Public Relations in the Arts
AADM 6611 Branding in the Arts
AADM 6620 Fundraising Event Planning
AADM 6621 Grant Writing
AADM 6600 Practicum

**Students must take 2 electives. They may be a combination of any of the classes listed above, practicum(s)**, SUNO Classes in Museum Studies, or other approved graduate level classes

Internship (6 hours)-Required
AADM 6990 Internship
or  
AADM 7000 Thesis Research

Student Course Load

Student Course Load

  • Complete 36 hours of courses, maintaining a 3.0 GPA
  • Students must take 2 electives. They may take AADM elective classes, complete practicum(s)**, or take approved graduate level classes at UNO or in SUNO’s Museum Studies Master’s program.
  • During the course of study, a student must take and pass Comprehensive Exams which cover material from the Core Arts Administration classes (Arts Marketing, Arts Law, and Development) and successfully complete AADM 6507 Research Methodology in the Arts. Comprehensive Exams must be passed before you will be allowed to register for AADM 6990 Internship or AADM 7000 Thesis Research.
  • AADM 6990 Internship is a six-credit course. A required 480 hour internship within New Orleans or elsewhere in the country or internationally. Established internship relations exist with leading area visual and performing arts institutions and new opportunities are continually developed. This culminate in an internship report and report defense.
  • AADM 7000 Thesis Research is a six-credit course that is an alternative option to the Internship. Students must have passed a Comprehensive Exam and have successfully completed AADM 6507 Research Methodology in the Arts before registering for AADM 7000.