American Theatre - Arts administration is still a relatively new academic field, at least stacked against the history of formal training in the arts. There have always been producers and administrators in and around the arts, of course, but they typically learned to do the job by doing it, or came from other fields.
Dóri Bosnyák, a student in the MFA program at Texas Tech University, was one of the featured students in this story
Bosnyák moved to the U.S. from Budapest to study film, theatre, and performance studies at Graceland University in Iowa, where she graduated in 2015. Then she worked for a year in Independence, Kans., to establish a community theatre, which sparked her interest in arts administration. She applied to the Texas Tech University MFA program in arts administration, and has immersed herself in everything from marketing to advising the BurkTech Players student group, which creates autism-friendly performances.