Our fall quarter always brings a sense of excitement and renewal as we begin a new academic year. This fall, we welcomed one of our largest cohorts of Arts Administration & Museum Leadership students to campus and online. These students, from around the country and around the world, bring a wealth of energy, intellect, and curiosity to their roles as students and arts and cultural leaders. We can’t wait to see all the great things they’ll do.
We also have some exciting changes in our faculty roles as we continue to grow and evolve. Our esteemed colleague Dr. Danielle Rice will be retiring at the end of the academic year but will continue to teach for us on a part-time basis. Danielle was responsible for launching our Museum Leadership program and will continue to advise Museum Leadership students through the end of the year. Dr. Jean Brody, who created and directs our online program (the second oldest online graduate Arts Administration program in the county), will step down as our online program director at the end of this academic year in order to focus on teaching. This year, we are in the process of hiring a new program director and teaching professor to replace Danielle and to oversee our online program. We’ve received many talented applicants from around the country and plan to make a hire by the spring. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on our newest faculty member.
We’ve also begun interviewing prospective students for next year’s cohort, and we’re happy to speak with anyone who is interested in learning how our program can advance their career goals and build their professional networks. Applications for our campus and online program are now open, with an early admissions deadline of January 15th, which is the deadline to be considered for a graduate assistantship. This year we are also introducing a Spring cohort for online students studying either Arts Administration or Museum Leadership. Applications for Online AAML Spring 2019 are currently under way.
We wish you all a wonderful fall season, full of both personal and professional accomplishments.
Greetings! As we enter our new academic year (our 44th!), we are thrilled to have another amazing group of graduate students joining our vast network of successful leaders in the arts, cultural, and creative sector. Our sector is dynamic and changing, filled with new opportunities and new challenges. In response, our Arts Administration program’s new curriculum ensures that we address the most critical contemporary issues facing the field. We are also developing new approaches and solutions through our faculty’s groundbreaking research, which is being presented and published globally and recognized for its importance. We see a great future for our field knowing that our students and alumni are leading the way.
Several important initiatives under way this year include a newly reconstituted Alumni Council, with leadership provided by Carly Rapaport-Stein (AADM '15). Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know if you'd like to get involved. If you are know of any alums who may be out of touch with the program, please encourage them to reach out to us so they can reconnect.
In addition, we are building a new AADM Alumni Fund that will support Arts Administration students and recent alumni. One important purpose for this fund will be to help current students and recent graduates attend academic and professional conferences where they can present their research and stay in touch with continuing trends in our field. Please watch your email and social media for an opportunity to support this fund so your gift can directly support AADM students and recent alums. Your gift will be part of “The Future is a Place We Make. The Campaign for Drexel” and will directly benefit those who are making the world a better place through their work in the arts and cultural sector. To learn more about the campaign visit future.drexel.edu and keep a look out for more information on how to make sure your gift goes directly to the AADM Alumni Fund.