Arts Management

Art coordinator: Sara James
Music coordinator: Lise Keiter
Theatre coordinator: Theresa K. Southerington

The arts management major provides the student whose field of interest is art, music, or theatre with skills in management appropriate for positions in arts organizations or for graduate study in arts management.

Requirements for the Major in Arts Management
45 semester hours

BUAD 200
BUAD 208
BUAD 230
COMM 100
COMM 260
ECON 101
ARTM 287/387
Senior Project in area of concentration
Required courses for area of concentration, as noted below
One course in each of the other two concentrations

Note: ECON 102 is strongly recommended, especially for students planning to pursue graduate studies in business.

Concentration in Art
21 semester hours

Two of the following: ARTH 101, ARTH 102, or ARTH 103
Three ARTH courses at the 200 level or above
ARTM 340
INT 103
One course in studio art
ARTH 400

Note: INT 251 The Writer in the World: Professional Writing is encouraged but not required.

Concentration in Music
21 semester hours

MUS 100
MUS 111
At least 12 semester hours of music electives, including at least two three-credit music courses at the 200 level
MUS 402

Note: A music minor is recommended for this concentration.

Concentration in Theatre
21 semester hours

THEA 114 or THEA 115
THEA 101 or THEA 208
One course in theatre literature or history
One course in theatre techniques
Two additional theatre courses
THEA 401

Arts Management Course Descriptions

340 Museum Studies (3 s.h.) (R)
The course is designed to introduce the student in history or art history to the history, purpose, and operation of museums, based on the four functions that define a museum: acquisition, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of objects. Introduction to museum governance, management, financing, including the not-for-profit status, personnel, public relations, auxiliary services, and ethics are also considered.

287, 387 Internship(s) (3 s.h.)
Students gain hands-on experience in museum work, arts organizations, and communications organizations on campus or in the area. Summer internships elsewhere are strongly encouraged. Students gain experience in areas such as museum work, public relations, exhibitions, researching, cataloging, and theatre operations. One internship is required; a second may be taken as an elective. Arranged individually.

400 Senior Project
For course description, see ARTH 400, THEA 401, or MUS 402 in its respective department listing.