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MA in Arts Administration


ABOUT THE PROGRAM   |   FACULTY   |   FAQ

What courses will be included within the program?

Students in the Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration program will take coursework taught be experts in the field in the following topic areas:

  • Facilities Management and Operations

  • Marketing and Public Relations

  • Finance

  • Development

  • Technology in the Arts

  • Education and Community Engagement

  • Elective(s)

A total of 30 credit hours will be taken over the course of the year to complete the Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration.

How do I apply?

To apply for the Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration program, you will complete the online application for admission to Roosevelt University. In completing the application, you will enter at least 2 email addresses for individuals from whom you would like to request letters of recommendation. You will also be required to submit a statement of purpose within the application. After completing the online application, you will receive an automatic email thanking you for your application and providing you a link to complete a profile on Decision Desk. Within this profile you will include a professional resume for faculty review. 

What will students do during the on-campus portions of the program?

Coursework for this program will be taught online during the traditional academic year (August through May).  For 2 weeks prior to the academic year and 2 weeks just after the academic year, however, students will be required to be on campus in Chicago for in-person coursework and networking opportunities.  The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration faculty will also be on campus during these periods of time.

For students not currently living in the Chicago metropolitan area, campus housing will be made available during these periods of time.  The Office of Enrollment and Student Services is also happy to assist in recommending neighborhoods around the city where students may look for temporary housing.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes!  All students admitted to the Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration degree will be considered for scholarships.  Tuition for this program is the same as all of CCPA's other programs, and rates of tuition may be found here.  Roosevelt University will work with students interested in taking out student loans to cover any portion of remaining expenses.  Contact the Office of Enrollment and Student Services for additional information: (312) 341-6735.