The Arts Administration Minor is an interdisciplinary study that will provide opportunity for collaboration between several majors: Theater, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Art History, and Business Administration. Its purpose is to prepare students for roles as leaders and/or entrepreneurs in designing, implementing and managing cultural activities. Additionally, the minor seeks to provide opportunities to pursue positions in organizations such as performing arts venues and art museums, profit and not-for-profit theatrical companies and art galleries, marketing and ticketing agencies, educational arts and theater programs, and other private and public arts organizations. Students completing the minor will also be poised to pursue graduate study in Arts Administration.
Students will study fundamentals of the theory and practice of arts administration, including a study of various types of arts organizations, arts management, fundraising and strategic planning. Additionally, students will study theory and applied methods in of the arts, as well as business practices and data management. Lastly, students will gain practical experience in an art based project applying concepts and practices of Arts Administration. The minor requires a minimum of 27 credit hours.