The BA program in arts management at Purchase College is designed for those with a passion for the arts with an interest in developing, managing, or producing artists and performers.

Our arts management graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills, experience, and confidence to advance further study in arts management or careers within the global, multi-billion-dollar arts, entertainment, and creative industries.

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What makes the arts management program exceptional?

  • 40 credits in required courses leaves adequate room
    to investigate, as electives, other arts and business-based courses across campus
  • Sequenced curriculum that supports critical inquiry through real-world application
  • Diverse and accomplished faculty representing a range of industry experience
  • Access to the rich cultural resources offered by the campus, Westchester County, and New York City

How can I be sure this program is a match for my interests and career goals?

The BA in arts management provides a broad introduction to business models, managerial roles, and practices common to a range of arts enterprise in the nonprofit and commercial sectors. The program’s core curriculum is complemented by industry-specific courses offered as upper-level electives in arts management or through other majors on campus, along with internships and independent-study opportunities.