Why study Arts Administration?

CCM, in partnership with UC's nationally ranked Lindner College of Business, boasts one of the few MA and combined MA/MBA arts administration programs in the United States. The program aims to train future CEOs and senior managers of nonprofit arts institutions. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to make sound decisions within the context of rapidly changing internal and external circumstances.

Coursework in business theory and practice is applied to the specific operating conditions of orchestras, theatres, opera companies, dance companies, and other not-for-profit arts institutions. The Arts Administration program is small and selective, accepting only eight to ten students per cohort. Founded in 1976, the program has graduated over 300 students, boasting a 100 percent annual job placement rate annually, with over 80 percent of total graduates currently holding positions with professional arts organizations.

CCM is a college within the University of Cincinnati, a major undergraduate university and graduate research institution of more than 40,000 students. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world's stage.

Scholarships and assistantships (including teaching assistantships) are available to qualified students.

Admission Requirements

Described by The New York Times as "one of this country's leading conservatories," CCM offers students unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn and live in a thriving next-generation city known for its intense interest in the performing and media arts.

Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, CCM’s state-of-the-art facilities provide a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. The college serves as the largest single source of performing and media arts events in Ohio, and few schools can match the quality of its performing ensembles and theatrical productions.

CCM’s roster of eminent faculty offers professional training in all areas of the performing and media arts, including composition, musicology, theory, conducting, music education, opera, musical theatre, acting, technical arts for the stage, dance, arts administration and electronic media. Members of CCM’s faculty regularly receive distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and many maintain strong professional ties to the region’s leading arts entities.

Students will find an immensely competitive but mutually supportive and personalized “family” atmosphere. With its emphasis on experienced-based learning, CCM provides students with access to internship and performance opportunities with major organizations like the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati Ballet. Students also benefit from the fact that Cincinnati frequently hosts major media and performing arts events and is home to the newly renovated Music Hall, one of the nation’s most beautiful and revered performance centers.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

CCM Admissions Office
University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
P.O.Box 210003
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003
(513) 556-9478
ccmadmis@uc.edu

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Program Code: 16MAS-AADM-MA