Master of Arts Management

Brad Carlin, a 2006 graduate of Heinz College's Master of Arts Management program, is the managing director for Fusebox Festival based in Austin, TX.

A world without art is a world without culture, heart, passion, or creativity. Strengthening our cultural institutions is one of the most important ways an individual can serve the public good. Love the Arts? Take the Lead.

The Master of Arts Management (MAM) program offers a relevant arts management education designed to put your passion into practice, foster leadership, and maximize impact on the visual and performing arts industry -- all at a university that fosters innovation, in a city that loves the arts.

Unique Features & Benefits:

  • Quantitative management and technology: Students gain advanced knowledge of the arts industry’s most highly-coveted competencies, from finance to database management to data analysis, giving students a competitive edge.
  • Experiential learning: Internships, apprenticeships, College of Fine Arts fellowships, Systems Synthesis capstone projects with real-life clients, study trips and conferences provide the basis for hands-on, practical learning.
  • Leadership development: Infused throughout the curriculum and beyond, students gain the necessary tools to inspire others and exude exemplary leadership throughout their careers.
  • Research centers and laboratories: Future Tenant, a multi-disciplinary art space in downtown Pittsburgh, serves as a working lab for MAM students, while the Arts Management & Technology Laboratory allows students to explore the intersection of arts management and technology through applied research.
  • Double degree and exchange programs: University of Bologna’s Graduate Degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (MAM-GIOCA) in Italy, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (MAM-JD), and other programs allow students to diversify their field of study.
  • Exceptional alumni and employer networks: As a student, you are part of the “MAM-Fam,” an engaging network of over 600+ MAM alumni across the globe who are instrumental in helping with your career development.

The Master of Arts Management degree is offered through a joint partnership between the Heinz College's School of Public Policy & Management and the College of Fine Arts.