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The Arts Management BA Program

The BA program in arts management at Purchase College is designed for students seeking a foundation for further education and for careers in a wide range of creative industries, including dance and theatre companies; symphony orchestras and opera; galleries and museums; presenting and community arts centers; festival and concert venues; and record companies and artist management agencies.

Led by a diverse faculty of arts management educators and field professionals, the BA program prepares a new generation of engaged managers who value the arts and are committed to the creative process. Emphasis is placed on developing critical inquiry, creative thinking, and the business and communication skills necessary to support the arts and entertainment industry in a changing environment.

The major in arts management integrates:

The program also offers a minor in arts management, which is open to students in all disciplines.

The tradition of artistic excellence and diversity at Purchase College, an accomplished faculty with wide-ranging experience, and the college’s proximity to the vast cultural resources in Westchester County and New York City are among the outstanding features enhancing the arts management program.

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Faculty (Board of Study)
Janis Astor del Valle, MFA, Columbia University
Emma Balázs, MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lawrence A. Berglas, JD, Pace University School of Law
Annmarie Gatti, BA, City College, City University of New York
Dawn Gibson-Brehon, MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Maria Guralnik, MNO, Case Western Reserve University
Laura Kaminsky, MA, City College of New York
Linda Solomon, MBA, Fordham University
Lawrence J. Tamburri, MA, MBA, Arizona State University
Jeff Taylor, PhD, Central European University (Hungary)
James Undercofler, MM, Yale University

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