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The MS in Arts Administration is offered by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in partnership with the Daemen College program in Leadership and Innovation program.

The program, which is aimed at students with an interest in working within the not-for-profit cultural community as administrators or managers, is unique in that it places balanced emphasis both on a foundation in business courses and on practical experience with some of the numerous not-for-profit organizations in Buffalo.

Program Highlights

A distinctive feature of the program is the emphasis on practical experience within diverse arts organizations from Western New York’s rich cultural landscape. A unique element of the Daemen College BS/MS is the emphasis on practical training and networking as well as hands-on experience with professional non-profit museums, theatres, galleries, and more.

The world is richer for artists, but the field is highly competitive. Students who see themselves working in the arts, but who do not wish to pursue careers as individual artists themselves, may find that their own passions and organizational abilities would be rewarded by showcasing, developing, or sustaining the work of painters, actors, musicians, writers, and other artists by working in the not-for-profit cultural community.

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For more information, contact Dr. Robert Waterhouse, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, at or (716) 566-7826.