This newly minted dual degree program will give students the opportunity to earn two masters degrees in just three years — an MA in Musicology and MA in Arts Administration. The two degrees complement each other extremely well and will not only open new paths in arts administration to students, but also provide a broader set of skills, transferrable to other jobs in musicology and higher education administration, as well as in business and entrepreneurship.
The IU Department of Musicology offers a large and active faculty covering a wide range of approaches to music, an outstanding music library, and the resources of a major research university and comprehensive school of music. We foster opportunities to engage with “public musicology” in the Jacobs School, at IU, in the Bloomington community, and beyond. Our alumni have gone on to prominent careers not only in the field of musicology, but also as administrators in higher education, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions.
The IU Arts Administration program at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is also highly regarded in the arts management industry as well as by academic institutions across the country. Through a combination of learning and practical application, students study the various facets of non-profit administration — leadership, strategic planning, financial management, legal issues, audience development, etc. — through the lens of countless arts organizations. The MAAA program, which has an extensive alumni network, takes pride in successful placement of their students in arts, music, and public policy institutions worldwide.
Musicology MA students who plan on continuing to the PhD program will be able to extend their MA by one year to complete the MAAA degree (as they now do with our other MA/MLS dual degree), as a way of expanding their employment options upon completing the PhD.
The MA/MAAA degree requirements are listed in the Jacobs School academic bulletin. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about the new MA/MAAA dual degree program, please reach out to Department of Musicology.