Fine and Performing Arts Day: November 9, 2018


This special fall event will introduces high school students to careers in the arts. Learn about our Theatre, Music, Art and Arts Administration programs. Whether your goal is to major in the arts or to participate in campus art and performance activities while majoring in another field, this is a day full of fine and performing arts related activities.

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Best of the Midwest High School Competitive Exhibition: November 2 - 30, 2018


High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to submit their work to Drury's Best of the Midwest High School Competitive. The exhibition will be shown at the Pool Art Gallery on Drury's campus in Springfield. Best of show will receive a $1,000 Drury art and art history activity grant, renewable up to four years. 

The entry deadline is Friday, October 5, 2018. There is no entry fee. 

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About the Arts Administration Program


The arts administration field of study helps students develop a bridge between the world of business and the passion of the arts. Students are exposed to business areas such as accounting and nonprofit organizations as well as aspects of fundraising, stakeholder development, and cultural policies.

By developing a strong foundation in these areas, students gain an understanding of the problems within the arts and find solutions needed to strive. 

With a mixture of guest lectures from local arts leaders and visits to various art organizations, students are given an opportunity to become engaged in the community and witness first-hand the unique relationship between business and art.

As an inter-disciplinary course of study, students are prepared for fields in:  

  • Museums & art galleries
  • Graphic design firms
  • Theatres
  • Symphonies & recording studios
  • Dance companies
  • Art & humanity councils

Arts Administration students gain direct experience in bringing the arts to our community


The arts administration curriculum requires 36 hours of coursework alongside another major, or two minors, as an arts discipline. Follow the link in order to learn more about the requirements.

Arts Administration Curriculum

Earn Your Master's In One Year With Drury's 4 + 1 Option


The arts administration major offers a concurrent credit option for undergraduate students meeting the requirements described in the graduate catalog. Eligible students may enroll in up to 9 credit hours of selected graduate courses from the Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership (MNCL) program. Successful completion of these courses will earn both undergraduate credit towards the bachelor's degree and graduate credit toward the MNCL degree.

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