Brooklyn College

Performing Arts Management

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
United States



Dr. Tobie Stein

Program Goals and Objectives

The purpose of the Performing Arts Management Program is to provide an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the performing arts to help them acquire an understanding of business theories and techniques and the application of these to the performing arts and to assist them in gaining a variety of meaningful work experiences in the field through externships and professional residencies. The goal of the program is to graduate students who are immediately qualified to assume specialized administrative positions with professional arts organizations and importantly students who will eventually assume leading management positions in the field.


The required 60 semester hours of course work must include at least three semester-long externships served with leading professional organizations under the approval and guidance of the Program Director. On a full-time basis the program may be completed in two years (four semesters). Basic Core Of Courses* Principles of Performing Arts Management Financial & Managerial Accounting Business Management for the Performing Arts Promotion and Marketing for the Performing Arts The Performing Arts and the Law Labor Relations for the Performing Arts Fundraising for the Performing Arts Seminar in Performing Arts Management Theater Design and Planning Artistic/Managerial Decision-Making in the Performing Arts History of Theater to 1642; History of Theater from 1642 Students must complete three Externships of a minimum of 200 hours each. In addition a four month full-time residency resulting in a thesis report. After the first semester most management courses are held in mid-town Manhattan.



Applications for the fall semester must be submitted by March 1. Applicants must meet Brooklyn College requirements for admission to the Division of Graduate Studies. In addition applicants must submit a written essay on professional goals. An interview is required.

For an application and information, please call (718) 677-6173 or email