Folklore / Ethnomusicology & Arts Administration M.A.A.A.

Folklore / Ethnomusicology & Arts Administration M.A.A.A.

Indiana University offers a unique dual degree combining Folklore and Ethnomusicology with Arts Administration. Administered in collaboration between the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences, this one-of-a-kind joint degree combines the acumen of arts administration with specific understanding of folklore and the variety of music and diverse cultures that inform the arts and entertainment today.

Participants graduate with both a Master of Arts Administration from the O'Neill School and a Master of Arts in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from the College, with a focus in either the Folklore or Ethnomusicology track. This degree uniquely prepares you for a career as a festival or cultural events coordinator, as well as for the variety of opportunities available in arts administration, cultural policy making, academia, and more.

Complete your dual degree in five semesters

The course requirements for this dual degree can be completed in just five semesters. You’ll learn from top scholars in both fields—arts management and cultural policy (M.A.A.A.) and folklore and ethnomusicology (M.A.F.E.). You will also gain hands-on training through the dual degree experiential requirements, becoming familiar and selectively involved with the extraordinary variety of cultural offerings on campus and in Bloomington.

Study for these two degrees can be combined for a total of 60 credit hours rather than the 75 credit hours required for the two degrees taken separately. Students take at least 36 graduate credit hours in arts administration, and at least 24 credit hours in folklore and ethnomusicology.

Optional capstone thesis or project

While not a requirement, you may wish to complete an M.A. thesis or M.A. project as a capstone to your joint degree program, integrating your interests in Folklore and Ethnomusicology and in Arts Administration. Talk with your academic advisors about your options. Your capstone must be approved and supervised by a committee of three that can include one Arts Administration professor.

How to enroll

To enroll in this dual degree, you first apply to both the M.A.A.A. and M.A.F.E. degree programs.

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