According to Grad School Hub, the Master of Arts track in Southern Utah University’s Art Administration Program is ranked number two in the country for most affordable Master’s in Entertainment Management online programs. The ranking is determined by regional accreditation, by-distance education designs, and cost of tuition. Grad School Hub’s mission is to provide expert information on high-quality accredited graduate degree programs offered by the nation’s best universities to help prospective students find the program that best fit their needs.
Rachel Parker, the director of the Arts Administration program at Southern Utah University, has been a member of the Utah Museums Association board, the Cedar City Arts Council board, and has served on committees for the national Association of Arts Administration Educators board.
“We strive to create graduates who are well-rounded professionals employable in any arts discipline. As our faculty focus on the quality of arts administrators exiting the program, it is nice to know that students entering the program have fewer financial barriers than most in this field of study. This national ranking confirms that fact.”
The Master of Arts degree track includes specialized graduate coursework totaling 36 credit hours. Coursework in the MA Track is done entirely online and includes financial management, development, fundraising, marketing, legal issues, leadership, and board development. At the end of the program, students will complete a final project which focuses on the practical aspects of the academic material studied.
“In arts administration specifically, I love seeing my students latch onto arts advocacy. That is what this program is all about, to create empowered advocates of the arts. When I see students turn into advocates, I know they will be successful in their career as arts administrators.”
Parker has worked at numerous arts organizations, including the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Utah Symphony & Opera, Sundance Film Festival & Institute, Nevada Arts Council, Inter-Borough Repertory Theatre Ensemble in New York City and the Tony Award-winning National Theatre of the Deaf in Connecticut.
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Rachel Parker Assistant Professor of Arts Admin / Director of Arts Admin
Specializing in legal issues, marketing, leadership, and experiential learning in the arts