Become a Dynamic Art and Entertainment Industry Leader
Transform the way you look at the industry landscape, create strategies, communicate messages and motivate and manage those around you. Gain the knowledge, skills and insights needed to become a successful leader and catalyst for change in the arts, cultural and entertainment industries with our 100% online program.
Study 100% online so you can balance school with your professional and personal life
Complete the program in as few as 11-15 months or at whatever pace you set, based on your lifestyle and professional goals
Grow your professional network through faculty connections to industry
Receive personal mentoring and career coaching throughout your studies
Learn from experienced faculty and adjuncts, all with substantive real-world experience in executive leadership of the arts and in the world of business
No GRE or GMAT requirement
Our 34.5-credit online program blends theory with highly practical coursework in arts management, business and leadership. A cohort-based structure means you’ll develop close connections with your peers and benefit from a shared learning experience.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
million arts jobs available worldwide*
median annual salary for arts management roles
Lead the Arts and Culture Communities
Rider arts management and executive leadership graduates leverage their creative talents and newfound leadership skills to enhance, reach and impact the arts, entertainment and culture communities. Our qualified graduates find success in multiple industry sectors.
- Recording Industry and Related Companies
- Commercial and Nonprofit Theatres
- Symphonic and Other Live Music Ensembles
- Art Galleries and Other Visual Arts
- Film, television and Other Media Companies
- Dance Companies
- Operas, Choirs and Other Vocal Ensembles
- Corporate and Sports Entertainment
- Visual and Performing Arts Schools and Libraries
- Arts, Culture and Tourism Agencies
- Theme Parks and Other Commercial Entertainment
Accelerate Your Master's Degree
Rider's undergraduate 4+1 program makes it possible to earn both your bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in Arts Management and Executive Leadership in just 5 years. Students pursuing the 4+1 option work closely with an academic advisor to develop a personal education plan for completing their degrees. Contact your faculty advisor to learn more about this accelerated learning opportunity.