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What will I learn?

We offer a comprehensive, two year, 60-credit master’s degree informed by both research and professional practice. Our program welcomes students training to work in all artistic traditions and aesthetic styles, in for the for- and non-profit sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad. At ARAD you will find:

  • An exceptional and renowned full-time faculty with active research projects and influence in the arts;
  • Accomplished arts professionals and highly successful instructors who offer courses on marketing, fundraising, accounting, and business planning;
  • A partnership with the Graduate School of Business enabling preferential registration;
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning with leading arts organizations in New York and beyond;
  • Individualized student advising and mentorship from faculty, fellow students, and alumni;
  • An academic internship program, supported by an in-house internship coordinator;
  • A robust and global alumni network;
  • A supportive, dynamic, exciting group of peers—part of our “cohort experience;”
  • Opportunities for professional development, including networking opportunities, career and interviewing workshops, symposia, and micro grants.

Which department am I in?

Teachers College

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$51,000.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2023


Columbia University

116th Street, 2960 Broadway,

New York,

10027, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements:  The minimum TOEFL score expected is 600 (written) or 250 (computer version).

For international students

Applicant must hold equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

English Language Requirement

Applicant must have minimum TOEFL score of 100 internet based (IBT), 600 paper-base exam (PBT) and minimum IELTS score of 7.0

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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