Arts Administration Program

Students studying arts administration will learn the importance of leadership roles that arts executives play in the non-profit arts fields of music, dance, theater and visual arts. Combining artistic sensibility with business acumen, students will examine the foundations of non-profit arts organizations including mission development, board governance, marketing and new media, fundraising and philanthropy, non-profit organizational structure as well as other areas essential to the operation of a non-profit arts organization. Other types of arts organizations may also be studied including commercial enterprises and Broadway.

A minor in Arts Administration provides a student with the skills to support the arts through marketing, ticket sales, fundraising, staff organization, audience participation and venue management.