Arts Administration Minor

The Arts Administration minor is available to students who are currently majors in one of the three following departments: Theatre/Dance, Music, or Art/Art History. A minor in Arts Administration consists of the following curricular options. Students are required to declare their minor in Arts Administration with the registrar’s office.

5 Courses to be selected from the following:

Required course

  • T/D 260: Arts Management

One of the following courses:

  • E/M 110: Financial Accounting
  • MCS 140: Elementary Statistics
  • MCS 142: Intro to Statistics
  • E/M 125: Statistics for Economics and Management
  • E/M 261: Organizational Behavior
  • E/M 260: Marketing

Three courses selected from the following:

  • COM 117: Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 120: Public Discourse
  • COM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COM 246: Communication Theory and Non-Profit Leadership
  • COM 244: Social Media—special topics
  • ART 255: Museum Studies
  • MUS 280: Music Industry & Entrepreneurship
  • ENG 256: Writing Creative Non-Fiction
  • ENG 212: Academic Writing
  • ART 268/368: Career Exploration Internship
  • T/D 268/368: Career Exploration Internship
  • MUS 268/368: Career Exploration Internship

Student may choose to use the Career Exploration Internship option as one of their three courses listed in the category above. The Career Exploration Internship must be arranged by the student in conjunction with a professor within the department of the student’s major.

The Arts Administration minor is designed to expand on the artistic career options for the student interested in the management in the field of the fine arts. The restriction of the minor to only those students with a major in art/art history, theatre/dance, or music reflects the belief that a person seeking a career in Arts Administration should have an in-depth understanding and experiential experience in one area of the fine arts. Courses are selected to develop a skill set utilized in the field of arts management, skills include financial accounting, data collection, non-fiction writing, media communication, and hands-on experience in the field through internships or appropriate off-campus study opportunities. The range of electives allows students to pursue courses in areas of their specific interests. A student considering a career as a gallery curator might take a course in Museum Studies, while another might elect to take a course in Public Discourse or Writing Non-Fiction should he or she wish to pursue a career in writing reviews and editorials on performances or exhibitions.