The Master of Arts in Arts Management trains skilled administrators, executives, and entrepreneurs who understand what is needed to build and guide the next generation of creative industries.
As champions of culture and creativity, many arts organizations operate on a not-for-profit basis. But the commercial or asset-driven arts industries have always been of equal or greater importance, both as leaders in their fields and as economic engines for their growth and development.
A partnership between the Drucker School of Management and School of Arts & Humanities, the Master of Arts in Arts Management (MAAM) has been designed with this duality in mind. Spanning the spectrum from the visual and performing arts to media and entertainment, and from the nonprofit organization to the commercial creative enterprise, the Arts Management program produces administrators, executives, and entrepreneurs to face the management challenges within the evolving industries of theater, publishing, visual art, film, television, and music.
- The dual core of the Arts Management program consists of management courses like finance and accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, and economics of strategy—the fundamentals of any elite business education—coupled with Sotheby’s Institute’s signature courses in art and its markets.
- After the first semester of study, students may choose to switch their degree program (from Art Business to Arts Management and vice versa) in order to take full advantage of the seven concentrations offered within the program.
- The Arts Consulting Practicum capstone course enables you to gain experience as an arts consultant with such highly regarded cultural institutions as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Stage Alliance, and the Center for Cultural Innovation.