Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Performing Arts Leadership and Management (M.S.)


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David Edelman, Associate Professor of Arts Management
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The Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management curriculum is a distance learning program designed to provide future performing arts executive and artistic leaders with the industry skills required in the 21st century. The program provides online classroom, community-based and internship training that prepares students to find meaningful professional careers in the arts. The program is designed for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in music, dance, theatre or related fields. An accelerated track in Performing Arts Leadership and Management is available to current Shenandoah Conservatory undergraduates who wish to obtain a Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management in one year, after completion of their undergraduate degree. Students who are accepted into the accelerated track will take 9 credits of arts leadership and management courses during their undergraduate studies and 3 credits of internship during the summer between their senior year and their year of graduate study.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of current policies and practices in arts management;
  • demonstrate knowledge of management skills and responsibilities within an arts setting; and
  • demonstrate leadership in the arts.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirement is a minimum of 36 credit hours and an overall grade point average of 3.0.

Course and Credit Requirements


Total: 36 credits


Current Shenandoah Conservatory students who are accepted into the accelerated Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management program will take PALM 309 or PALM 509 and PALM 312 or PALM 512 during their undergraduate studies and will complete PALM 698 Internship and ACCT 501 Foundations of Accounting (online) during the summer between their senior year and their year of graduate study. QM 502 Business Statistics may be waived for students completing MATH 207 Introduction to Statistics with a minimum grade of “C.”

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