The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and University College Dublin are pleased to announce a dual degree program that will allow students to study arts management and cultural policy in both the United States and Europe.
The Master of Arts in Arts Administration from IU and the Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Arts Management (MAAA-MACPAM) dual degree will provide the opportunity to build substantial professional development and work experience while also completing arts administration coursework. IU’s O’Neill School is among the top-ranked schools of its kind in the United States, and University College Dublin is Ireland’s Global University and leader in graduate studies.
“We are excited about the opportunities that this unique dual-degree program offers to students,” said Siân Mooney, dean of the O’Neill School. “Learning the fundamentals of arts management and policy from two perspectives, working with top faculty in prestigious schools of public and environmental affairs and of art history, and earning hands-on life experience with extraordinary arts organizations in two different cities will give students invaluable insights on how to lead and manage creative organizations anywhere in the world.”
Students interested in pursuing the two-year dual-degree program will spend their first year at the O’Neill School, located in Bloomington, Indiana, with courses starting in late August. The second year of the program is spent at UCD with courses beginning in mid-September. Interested students are eligible for merit-based scholarships and financial aid on both sides of the degree.
“This program is a unique and unparalleled opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of both American and European arts and cultural professional management at two of the top programs in the US and Ireland/Europe,” said Dr. Emily Mark-FitzGerald, an Associate Professor in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy at UCD who earned an MA in Arts Administration at the O’Neill School. “Given the globalized nature of contemporary cultural production, our graduates will be poised to work all over the world with a skillset that transcends any single nation. It’s an incredibly exciting opportunity to combine the best of U.S. and Irish postgraduate education, especially for students with global ambitions.”
The MAAA at O’Neill provides the needed business acumen, marketing expertise, and management skills to tackle the art world’s greatest challenges. The MACPAM at UCD enables participants to understand the theory and practice of cultural policy and arts management and encourages research expertise.
For more information about the program, visit our website.