Arts Administration (MA) Admissions Requirements

As a graduate student at Castleton, you will experience the same transformative, relationship-based education that is the hallmark of the Castleton experience.

The Master of Arts in Arts Administration program maintains a dedication to excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Castleton’s mission is to cultivate the knowledge, competence and preparation you need as an emerging professional in your field.

Your application will be complete when the Admissions Office has received the following:

__ A completed application and the $40 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and may be mailed to the Admissions Office in the form of a check or money order payable to Castleton University.

__ A candidate's statement (no more than two single spaced pages) addressing  your background, how it informs your vision of the arts in society in the 21st century, and your specific goals for achieving this vision as an arts leader.

__ A current résumé indicating your work in the fine and/or performing arts. This may include administrative, artistic, or production credits, but must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the arts as a career.

__ Two current letters of recommendation from an advisor, employer or faculty which addresses the applicant’s potential to contribute to the executive level administration in the fine and/or performing arts. The letters of recommendation must come directly from the persons providing the recommendations and can be submitted to:

__ Official final transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work directly from the issuing institution to the Castleton Admissions Office. Transcripts within the Vermont State College system from 2003 forward can be obtained by the Castleton Admissions Office.


One undergraduate accounting course (preferably either Accounting I or Managerial Accounting I) must be completed prior to enrolling in AAD 5040. Students who have not completed the prerequisite are advised to enroll in such a course either online or in person at a regionally accredited university, college, or community college and should verify with the Program Coordinator that the course is suitable for transfer as the prerequisite for AAD 5040.