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Master's in Performing Arts Administration (MA)

Chicago College of Performing Arts

The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration is designed to hone the skills of current and aspiring administrators and to cultivate the next generation of great professionals within the field. Students in this selective program will take a broad range of courses in the areas of marketing, public relations, finance, development, technology, community engagement and more. Course work is taught by current and former senior administrators of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and League of American Orchestras, among others, all of whom have firsthand knowledge and experience in the field.

Roosevelt University's Wabash tower and Auditorium building in Chicago

Location: Chicago, Online
Start Term: Summer
Program Type: Master's

This is a one-year program taught online during the traditional academic year (fall and spring semesters), with two weeks on campus during the summer prior to and after the academic year. This program is taught predominantly online, all in one year, and by practitioners in the field. This allows students maximum flexibility and to learn from professionals with first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be successful in the marketplace.

Ralph Craviso
, Program Director

Expectations & Requirements


"The Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration at CCPA is unique; it is an intense one-year curriculum, taught by the practitioners who lead the most prestigious institutions in the country. Graduates of the program are positioned to become the leaders of tomorrow, equipped to raise the artistic and financial performance of performing arts institutions worldwide."

Ralph Craviso
Head of the Performing Arts Administration Program, Roosevelt University

All applicants must submit a Graduate application and all required supplemental items to be considered for admission.

All applicants must submit a secondary application via Included in this submission will be your professional resume.