Leadership in the Arts & Entertainment Industries, M.A.

Leadership in the Arts & Entertainment Industries, M.A.

Hone your leadership skills and industry knowledge while developing aesthetic sensibilities and business acumen. Our program, offered in association with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, balances coursework with hands-on experience, including interactions with industry professionals, direct work in the field, tailored internships, and a capstone seminar.

The hallmark of NYIT’s 39-credit program in arts leadership is the career-enhancing global professional network you’ll build along with the structured interactions you’ll experience with leading figures in world-class theater, dance, music, and opera companies. Upon graduation, you’ll enter the workforce with individualized e-portfolios that document your learning, work experiences, and business contacts acquired while earning your degree in just two summers and two semesters.

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Who We Are


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Connect with Industry Professionals

Network with industry leaders like program founder Robert Nederlander, Jr., and enjoy mentoring and internship opportunities with top entertainment professionals.

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What We Do

Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Producer
  • Executive or managing director or other principal of a for-profit or nonprofit performing arts organization
  • Cultural affairs director of a city or state agency
  • Manager of city or state public arts program
  • Arts program officer of a foundation or state or local agency
  • Agent/talent consultant

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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