College of Fine Arts

Arts Administration - PhD

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 03/15/2020
Start Dates: 08/24/2020
Cost per credit: $685

Dr. Rachel Shane

Department Chair

Arts Administration

College of Fine Arts

205 Fine Arts Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0022

859-257-9616

  • Ph.D

The field of arts administration has continued to solidify and expand well into the 21st century.  The arts and cultural sector is one of the largest exports of products of the U.S. (and one of the only with a trade surplus), supports over 4.9 million jobs, and contributes $730 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). By contributing 4.2% to the US GDP, arts and cultural production has an economic sector larger than agriculture, travel and tourism, transportation and warehousing, and construction. Advance your career or academic aspirations by pursuing your PhD in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky!  

Program Summary

Application Dates: 03/15/2020
Start Dates: 08/24/2020
Cost per credit: $685

Make ART Happen

As the field of arts administration has expanded, so has the necessity for appropriately trained researchers. The PhD in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky allows committed and engaged arts scholars the opportunity to study in a rigorous, online degree program focused on field competencies and research methodologies regardless of residential location.

Furthermore, our program will prepare students for careers that envision, conduct, and disseminate meaningful research in the arts and cultural sector. Future employers of PhD graduate may include state and local arts councils; federal, state, and local government agencies; academic institutions; large arts organizations including museums, performing arts organizations, and arts centers; economic and community development organizations; and thinktanks.  

 

Application Requirements

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio of writing samples
  • Official Transcripts
  • GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation

The Arts Administration Graduate Admissions Faculty will review the PhD applications in order to select the finalists. Finalists will be interviewed via video conference in order to determine the student’s: 

  • Rationale for pursuing a PhD;  
  • Proclivity to online education and aptitude for rigorous research expectations;  
  • Area of research interest; and  
  • Systems in place to support the student through doctoral studies. 

 

Admissions Officer

MARY RICHARDSON

201C Gillis Building
859-257-4618
mrich6@uky.edu


Contact

Dr. Rachel Shane

Department Chair

Arts Administration

College of Fine Arts

205 Fine Arts Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0022

859-257-9616

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.