Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
The arts management major integrates theoretical and applied creativity with the practice and principles of business. Through classroom, studio and internship experiences, students learn about both the creative process as well as how to market, support, finance, and promote the arts and arts organizations.
The diversity of the arts and entertainment world, as well as its employment potential, offer the liberally-educated student tremendous opportunities for professional success and connection with a vibrant, exciting and creative community.
The major in arts management is designed to give students both theoretical and practical experience in arts administration within the framework of a liberal arts education. Students receive the skills necessary to market their own artistic products as well as to manage successfully in not-for-profit fine arts organizations.
Requirements for this Major:
54 semester credits including:
- AC 101 Accounting Principles I (4 SH)
- AM 300 Principles of Fine Arts Management (4 SH)
- AT 225 Introduction to Graphic Communications I (4 SH)
- FN 315 Accounting and Finance for Not-For-Profit Organizations (4 SH)
- LG 315 Business Law I (4 SH)
- MK 203 Marketing Principles (4 SH)
- MN 200 Introduction to Management (4 SH)
and 16 semester credits of approved studio or theoretical courses at or above the 200 level, with no more than eight credits from any one of the four fine arts areas of art, music, dance and theater
and a minimum of 10 credits from the following:
- AM 310 Fine Arts Management Practicum I (1-4 SH)
- AM 320 Fine Arts Management Practicum II (1-4 SH)
- AM 450 Fine Arts Management Internship (1-4 SH)
Students are advised to take EC 200 Principles of Economics and HU 125 Critical Thinking Through Controversy as core general education requirements.