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University of Akron Arts Administration Shadow Day

Shadow Day for Visiting Prospective Graduate Students 
Dec. 9, 2015  |  Feb. 17, 2016

Prospective students, explore the Arts Administration Program side-by-side with a current graduate assistant & other Arts Administration students. 

Learn more & register for a Shadow Day

Kat Wentz - University of Akron Arts Administration

Get to Know Our Students and their Passion for the Arts

Kat Wentz is the 2015 Arkon Art Prize Assistant and a Graduate Assistant in the UA Arts Administration Program. 

Explore Arts Administration Student Focuses.

Explore Student Focuses

Professional experience gained by Graduate Assistantships

Arts Administration 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. 

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

Explore the GA Program

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Colloquium course "road trips" connect Arts Administration students to industry leaders

Coordinator of Arts Administration Kara Stewart led networking "road trips" to Pittsburgh and Cleveland, two nearby by cities with some of the nation's most accessible communities for professional arts administrators.

Then in Akron, a city featuring a vast collection of professional and community-based art organizations (Akron Civic Theatre and Akron Art Museum to name a few), students further engaged art leaders in theatre, dance, and the visual arts.

Learn more about UA networking trips and on-campus guest speakers.  

Current Professional Speakers


University of Akron Arts Administration

Leaders in the Arts Community

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

Alumni of UA Arts Administration

Attend an event worked by Arts Administration students

University of Akron Graduate Arts Administration Program

Arts Administration students work hard in all business aspects of the arts - both off and on campus. Explore the following links to view current public performances and special events by the different Schools in which our Arts Administration graduate assistants work.  

School of Dance, Theatre,
and Arts Administration

Dance and Theatre Performances

School of Music

Music Events

Myers School of Art

Art Galleries

Faculty and Students

University of Akron - Art Sparks

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

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

University of Akron Arts Administration Libby Doss

Arts Administration student lands dream job

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 nearing completion.