Graduate Assistantships

Each year approximately ten graduate students in Arts Administration are awarded Graduate Assistantships. Graduate Assistantships pay tuition of up to 15 hours per semester and a cash living stipend. 

Graduate Assistants are required to work 20 hours a week on campus. These work assignments provide graduate students hands-on experience in arts administration, most often in the following Schools:

  • School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration
  • Myers School of Art
  • School of Music

Graduate Assistants gain practical and educational work experience in a variety of roles such as:   

  • Dance and Theatre Administration
  • Music Event Administration
  • Arts Office Management
  • Art Gallery Curation and Art Library Administration 
  • Teaching Assistants / Production Assistants
  • Box Office Management / House Management
  • Social Media and Website Management
  • Graphic Design

Graduate Assistants must maintain a course load of no fewer than nine hours during a semester, and must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0). Students meeting these requirements may apply for a second year of aid as a Graduate Assistant.

Learn about our current graduate assistants

Graduate Assistants Bios

Apply for an Assistantship

Two easy steps:

  • On your UA Graduate School application, select you are interested in an assistantship;
  • Download, complete, and submit the Assistantship Application form provided at The Graduate School - Prospective Students.
    Be sure to follow the instructions on the form. 


Assistantship Applications must be completed by March 15.

Additional Sources of Financial Aid

Options for financial aid beyond an assistantship can be explored through the Office of Student Financial Aid. 

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid