University of Akron Arts Administration Masters Program

Internationally Recognized Accreditation

Association of Arts Admin Educators

Arts Administration News

Professional experience gained in Graduate Assistantships

This year, 13 Graduate Assistantships were awarded to Arts Administration graduate students!

Graduate assistants work in vital positions on campus, supporting the performing and visual arts at The University of Akron while training for future careers in arts administration. 

Graduate students awarded an assistantship are provided a tuition waiver and living stipend! 

Explore the GA Program

Colloquium course "road trips" connect our students to professional art administrators

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Attend an event worked by UA Arts Administration students

University of Akron Graduate Arts Administration Program

Graduate students in Arts Administration are working in a city committed to the arts, and beyond! Support the arts by attending events where UA Arts Administration students work - as graduate assistants, interns, or professional staff!

In 2015/2016, our students will be working on campus and at the following non-profits: 

On-campus at UA

School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration Performance Schedule

Current Performance Season

UA School of Music

Music Events

UA Myers School of Arts

Art Galleries

Off-Campus Non-profits

The Akron Civic Theatre

Porthouse Theatre

More Coming Soon...

Faculty and Students

Arts Administration student lands her dream job

University of Akron Arts Administration Libby Doss

Libby Doss recently landed her dream job as Development Manager at The Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, PA after completing her course work in the UA Arts Administration program. Her thesis, exploring programming success at the Massillon Museum, is also nearly completion.


Faculty member awarded Ohio Arts Council Grant for independent non-profit youth outreach

University of Akron - Art Sparks

When off-campus, Kara Stewart (Arts Administration Faculty) works professionally with her non-profit Art Sparks, which she co-found. Most recently, she received a prestigious Ohio Art Council grant to advance the Art Sparks mission!

Art Sparks is an educational outreach program. To learn more about Kara and Arts Sparks, explore the following links.  

Arts Administration Faculty Bios

Visit Art Sparks


Leaders in the Arts

Alumni spotlights feature rising and established UA Arts Administration graduates making an impact in their professional fields and communities. 

University of Akron Arts Administration

Alumni of UA Arts Administration

Transitions: undergrad to graduate studies

From B.A. in Dance to M.A. in Arts Administration

As a second year Arts Administration student, Lauren Sprowls holds the graduate assistantship position of Office Manager. Through valuable connections made in Arts Administration Program, she also works as an administrator to various Northeast Ohio dance companies.   

Prior to her graduate studies, Lauren earned her B.A. in Dance with a Business Cognate from the UA Dance Program. She served as a Ballet in Cleveland representative and performed in promotional dance videos. Among her many charitable works, to benefit the Akron Children's Hospital, she has performed in Dancing With The Kids.

What makes Lauren a success in the Arts Administration Program is her passion to build upon her artistic dance background professional skill in arts management, education, and development.  

Teaching everything from hip hop to ballet classes over the past five years, her work extends to the Dianna Durkin Dance Studio, St. Sebastian Academy of Culture and Arts, and Firestone High School. Additionally, she has taught dance for IDEA House, an organization committed to the development of individuals with autism. 

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