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The UB Arts Management Program is a dynamic, two year program of graduate study comprising of core courses in arts management, law, business, cultural policy, production, and advocacy. 

Welcome for incoming students, August 2016

The UB Arts Management Program is a two year, comprehensive, experiential program that enables students to build their own future and develop their career paths.

It offers essential training in management skills – such as Law, Marketing, and Nonprofit Management – as well as the tools to frame and implement a greater cultural vision. Our core goal is to equip students with a mindset that enables them to cultivate meaningful and creative relationships between the arts and society through programming, cultural production, and development. 

The program embraces all arts fields. We promote dialogue across established disciplinary lines and institutional formats.  We value creativity, foster diversity, and encourage an international perspective towards collaboration. 

We confront the multifaceted transformations of contemporary culture in a digital era.  We analyze prospective and present issues for the arts, which include evolving cultural settings, audience expectations, and cutting edge artistic practices.

In partnership with the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, the program offers learning environments that feature multiple modes of engagement, hands-on practice, and collaborative productions.

Our program is committed to the continuing development of the arts and its dynamic cultural landscape. In addition to foundational training, our future art managers meet artists, arts managers, and professionals from a spectrum of fields through residencies at the University at Buffalo, site visits, and excursions, both domestic and international.