Summer Study Abroad

Our eight day intensive study builds upon the core curriculum and provides students the active experience and relevant critical theory they need in order to develop into effective arts managers in today's global business landscape.

The 2014 UB Arts Management Summer School in Vienna.

The 2018 UB Arts Management Summer School in Costa Rica, meeting current Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada!

Cultural Immersion and Investigation

Globalization has impacted business practices across all possible markets. Goods and services circulate world-wide, and the arts – in all of its various forms – are no exception.

As a result, arts managers are increasingly called upon to understand how art functions within cultures and political systems outside of their norm. This means working with artists, venues, institutions, and management companies that employ various different systems of subventions, legislations, and policies.

While the UB Arts Management program has an international scope, our summer school takes students out of the classroom and immerses them abroad in order to witness how art is managed within alternative contexts and cultural systems. The summer school features:

  • Discussions with leading professionals and artists
  • Analytical seminars
  • Site visits to arts institutions
  • Excursions to museums, galleries, and live performance