3501 Market Street
URBN Center, Suite 210
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Program Goals and Objectives
Become an Arts Leader in the City Ranked #1 for Culture by Travel & Leisure
At Drexel, we work with your strengths, expand your capabilities, and give you the tools, resources, and experiences you need to fulfill your passion for arts and culture. We believe that successful leaders are adaptive, resourceful, strategic, and connected, and our arts administration programs build those capacities in you.
The campus program, one of the oldest in the nation, draws on the city and region’s rich tapestry of arts and culture organizations to build your professional network and provide hands-on learning experiences.
Through integrating management theory and practice, organizational case studies, exposure to leading arts executives and thinkers, self-study, and academic research, Drexel’s arts administration programs prepare you for leadership in the field. The curriculum addresses arts, commerce, research, and technology in a multi-disciplinary course of study. You’ll develop skills in marketing, fundraising, management, and policy in preparation for a career as a community leader in arts and culture.
Applications are reviewed when received, with a final deadline of April 1 for the next year’s class. To support you in your studies, the campus program offers three graduate assistantships at the University each year, plus fellowships with local cultural organizations when possible. Many students work full- or part-time while in the program, further developing their expertise and professional networks.