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Arts Administration - Visual Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #651 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
Students interested in a career in the field of management and administration in the arts may consider the interdisciplinary Arts Administration - Visual Arts program from The City University of New York. In the visual arts or theatre, students complete an appropriate ad hoc major; an internship in an arts organization; and arts administration courses.
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Since the ad hoc major must be approved by the faculty advisor, it is essential that students make an appointment to discuss their interest in pursuing this area of study.

Note for Bachelor of Business Administration students: Arts Administration - Visual Arts program from The City University of New York can also provide BBA students with the arts and sciences background to prepare for entry into fields like management in the creative arts.


The mission of The City University of New York, embodied in state education law, Article 125, Section 6201,  as the finding and intent of the New York State Legislature, states in part:

“The Legislature intends that The City University of New York should be maintained as an independent system of higher education governed by its own Board of Trustees responsible for the governance, maintenance and development of both senior and community college units of The City University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History Survey 
  • The Art Market
  • The Arts in New York City (1900 - Present)
  • Arts Administration Internship 
  • Islamic Art
  • Native Art of the Americas
  • Asian Art
  • African Art

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Submit your completed CUNY Application by the priority deadline. Applications are only accepted online.
  • Official high school transcript
  • Test scores:  Have SAT or ACT scores sent directly to CUNY (Baruch’s SAT / ACT score code is 2950). We also accept test scores sent by your high school counselor/college advisor.
  • Non-refundable $65 application processing fee: The easiest and fastest way to pay the fee is online by credit card using a Visa or MasterCard (via the CUNY Portal)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6930 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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