The arts administration major provides students with an interdisciplinary education focused around themes important to the arts and arts administration including management in live theatres; museums; galleries; festivals; cultural entrepreneurship endeavors; and the television, film and recording industry.
The major is coordinated by Leah Hamilton and jointly administered with the Art and Art History, Music, Theatre, and English departments. Courses include real-world projects with local arts agencies to better prepare students for internships and careers in the field.
All Arts Administration majors are required to major in one additional area, or minor in two areas, of the following:
The hours required in the Arts Administration major in addition to all other hours required by the general education curriculum and the student’s chosen discipline can readily be accomplished within a four-year plan.
All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses:
AADM 101: Introduction to Arts Administration
AADM 393: Arts Administration Practicum I
AADM 394: Arts Administration Practicum II
ACCT 209: Principles of Accounting
CISQ 170: Computer Proficiency Exam (must achieve a grade of "S")
COMM 221: Multimedia Writing
COMM 433: Strategic Writing for Advertising and Public Relations
MGMT 476: Nonprofit Organizations
AADM 390: Special Topics in Arts Administration
AADM 397/398/497/498*: Internship
Prior to registration for MGMT 476, students are required to complete the Permission to Enroll in Upper-Division Breech School Courses form and may be required to complete the form to waive prerequisites. Arts Administration majors may request a waiver of the prerequisites for COMM 433.
*Selected topics should be confirmed with the coordinator of arts administration for consideration as major credit.
The following courses are recommended electives for further study for Arts Administration majors.