Student Resources

Below are resources for current Arts Administration M.A. Program students.
Current Students  |  Future Students  |  Program Advisors


Graduate students should refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for information on course sequencing, program requirements, academic policies and resources. The Graduate Student Handbooks can be accessed via the Student Resource Drive. Note: You will be required to log into Google Drive with your email address to access the Student Resource Drive.

Important Program Dates

June 20: Last day to apply for August 2018 degree with the Graduate School online through myUK
August 13-17: Arts Administration Masters Program Orientation
Non Major and Undergraduate Online Course Orientation - TBD
August 22: First day of Fall Semester Classes
September 20: Last day to apply for December 2018 degree with the Graduate School online through myUK

Please consult the university’s Academic Calendar and the Graduate School Calendar for additional important dates and deadlines.

Check back frequently. Important dates will be added periodically.

Current Students


A list of required and recommended textbooks for each course in the program is provided on the Student Resource Drive.  The textbook list includes links to the texts on but students may purchase the books from any retailer.  Students are responsible for having their textbooks for the first day of class each semester. Note: You will be required to log into Google Drive with your email address to access the Student Resource Drive.

Navigating Online Courses

For tutorials and tips on navigating your online Arts Administration courses, download a guide.


In order to register for AAD 699: Internship in Arts Administration, students must complete the three-party internship learning contract. This contract must be completed and filed with the Arts Administration Program prior to any work hours being complete. The contract requires that the student, the internship site supervisor, and the Arts Administration faculty instructor and program director agree to the duties and activities that will be completed during the internship. The Internship Learning Contract and Internship Exemption forms can be accessed via the Student Resource Drive. Note: You will be required to log into Google Drive with your email address to access the Student Resource Drive.

2017-18 Learning Contract Deadlines

Fall 2017 - Monday, August 21
Winter Intersession 2017 - Thursday, December 14
Spring 2018 - Monday, January 8
Summer I & II 2018  - Friday, May 4

Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives

The Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives is deeply committed to the retention of students of color in the University of Kentucky’s graduate and professional programs as well as the cultural education of all members of the campus community. By connecting students to essential tools and resources, CGD assists the university in promoting academic excellence, building inclusive communities, and supporting the professional development of graduate and professional students of color, with the ultimate goal of developing leaders in academy, industry, and society. The CGD has two locations: 307A in the College of Nursing on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic and in Suite 10 of the Ezra Gillis Building. You can give our office a call at 859-257-5196 or email us at

Future Students

​Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes should I take?
Students may choose to take 1-3 courses per semester. Three 3-credit courses per semester (not including summer) is considered "full-time" for graduate students. However, most students in the online MA in Arts Administration program are balancing work and family obligations.  Therefore, the majority of students take two (2) courses per semester (fall, spring and summer). You must take a minimum of two courses per semester in order to be eligible for financial aid.

What classes will I take in first semester?
First semester graduate students take the following courses:
AAD 600: Arts Administration Technologies
AAD 620: Management and Leadership in the Arts

If you decide to take three 3-credit courses per semester, you will also take:
AAD 520: The Arts and Artists in Society

When do I register for classes in fall?
New graduate students register for classes August 15-21, 2017. Instructions for how to register will be provided to you during Student Orientation.

What technology do I need?
Distance learning courses require a certain level of computer competency. You should have reliable, convenient access to a computer and the Internet, and be comfortable using a computer and the Internet to engage with professors and students in a variety of ways. You will be using a host of local and cloud based tools (word processing, presentation and spreadsheet) for media content creation, collaboration, and sharing. In addition to using the Internet to find, organize, and share resources you will also be expected to participating in online meetings and discussions.
Please see the MA Technical Requirements document for more details.

How do I activate my UK email and access my UK account information?
The University of Kentucky issues a “LinkBlue” account to all students in order to access their email, MyUK (account information), and online courses.  In order to activate your LinkBlue account, please read these instructions.  Please be setup a UK Google Apps account (instead of a Microsoft 360 account) as the MA Program operates using Google Apps.

Program Advisors

Dr. Rachel Shane, Program Director, 859.257.7717
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Dr. Geraldine Maschio, Director of Graduate Studies, 859.257.8201
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Dr. Yuha Jung, Assistant Professor, 859.218.3737
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Professor Jill Schinberg, Assistant Professor, 859.257.4142
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