Arts Administration (ARTAD)

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Daivd Dynak, Program Chair

Faculty: Helen Hodgson, Carolyn Connell, David Baddley, Nina Vought, Karlyn Bond, Sean Desilets

Program Goals

  • Students will develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to pursue careers in the for-profit or non-profit arts world.
  • Students will develop familiarity with the visions, missions, values, and typical organizational structures of arts organizations.
  • Students will develop a solid understanding of the funding mechanisms that support non-profit arts organizations.
  • Students will enhance their abilities to communicate orally and in writing, and demonstrate fluency in utilizing digital media.
  • Students will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the power of the arts to promote empathy.

Objectives

The Arts Administration Program offers a major in Arts Administration leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The curriculum is designed to prepare a student for a productive career as a manager or administrator of an arts organization.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in courses required for the major. Prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C- or better.

Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Art Administration major:

  • 124 total hours
  • 30 upper division hours
  • Liberal education distribution

Academic Major

  Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses
The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Arts Administration major:
ARTAD 101 Power of Arts in Our Community, LE (3)–offered spring
ECON 105 Introduction to Economics as a Social Science (4)—offered
fall, spring, and summer
or
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE (4)—offered fall, spring,
and summer
MATH 141 College Algebra, LE (4)—offered every semester MATH 105 or placement test

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8
Arts Administration majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.
II. Lower Division Art Courses 19
ARTAD 101 Power of Arts in Our Community, LE (3)–offered spring
ACCT 213 Accounting Principles (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer
COMM 210  Media Writing I (4)–offered fall
ECON 105 Introduction to Economics as a Social Science, LE (4)—offered
fall, spring, and summer
or
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE (4)—offered fall, spring,
and summer
MATH 141 College Algebra, LE (4)—offered every semester MATH 105 or placement test
III. Upper Division Courses 23-26
ARTAD 310 Professional Writing (4) ENGL 110 (LE)
ARTAD 440 Internship (1-4) junior/senior standing, see course description
ARTAD 450 Leading an Arts Orgnization (3)
COMM 326 Intro to Web Writing and Design (4)
COMM 336 Public Relations (3)
MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law (4)—offered fall and spring MGMT 305, MATH 141 (LE)
Choose one of the following three courses:
ACCT 374 Managerial and Cost Accounting (4)—offered fall and spring ACCT 213
COMM 338 Principles of Advertising (4)–offered spring
COMM 350 Organizational Communication (4)–offered fall and spring
IV. Fields of Concentration 18
At least 8 hours of a concentration must be taken in residence at
Westminster. Students choose from among the following fields of
concentration:
A) Theatre:  18
THTR 127 Stagecraft (2)
THTR 129 Costumes and Make-up (2)
THTR 180 Acting I (2) ENGL 220 (LE)
THTR 220 Stage Management (3) ENGL 220 (LE)
THTR 358 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature I (3) THTR 127 (LE), 129 (LE), 180 (LE),
and 228 (LE), or consent of instructor
THTR 359 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature II (3)
THTR 470 Directing (3)
B) Music: 18-20
Key board Harmony* (0–2)
MUSC     171     Music Theory I (3)
MUSC     271    Music Theory II (3)
MUSC     181     Aural Skills I (2)
MUSC     281     Aural Skills II (2)
Choose two of the following three courses:  
MUSC 351 History of Western Art Music I (3) MUSC 152, 162; ENGL 110 (LE)
MUSC 352 History of Western Art Music II (3) MUSC 152, 162; ENGL 110 (LE)
MUSC 353 History of Western Classical Music III (3)
Performing Ensemble–select two of the following nine courses:
MUSC 115/315 Griffin Chorus (1) audition required
MUSC 125/325 Westminster Jazz Ensemble (1) audition required
MUSC 135/335 Westminster Chamber Orchestra (1) audition required
MUSC 145/345 Westminster Chamber Singers (1) audition required
MUSC 155/355 Westminster Flute Choir (1) audition required
MUSC 165/365 Westminster Opera Studio (1)
MUSC     175/375     Percussion Ensemble (1) audition required
MUSC     185/385    Chamber Music (1) audition required
MUSC     195/395    A Capella Choir (1) audition required
* Student must pass piano proficiency exam or take MUSC 108,
Keyboard Skills.
Students may choose to complete a minor in Music by completing 10 additional credit requirements. (These 10 credits include 2 performing ensemble credits additional to the 2 performing ensemble credits required for the ARTAD music concentration.
C) Art: 18
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4) ART 110 (LE); ENG 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4) ART 110 (LE); ENG 110 (LE)
Additional credits in ART studio coursework (10)
Students may choose to complete a minor in Art by completing additional degree requirements.
D) Film: 18
FILM 110 Intro to Film History and Aesthetics (4)
FILM 220 World Cinema (4) FILM 110 (LE)
FILM 310 Film Theory (4) FILM 110 (LE)
FILM 300 Special Topics (6)
Students may choose to complete a minor in Film by completing additional degree requirements.
E) Contractual Field of Concentration: 18
Students may choose to pursue an individualized field of concentration consisting of 18 credit hours. A contractual field of study must relate to a career or educational objective. The program director must approve each student’s plan for a contractual field of concentration. Coursework must follow the pattern of Art, Theatre, Music or Film Field of Concentration Emphases. This approval is needed two semesters before graduation.
V. Elective Art Courses 11
Additional hours of ART coursework (11)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MAJOR 66–71

Recommended Plan of Study for Arts Administration

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year ARTAD 101 (3)
ECON 253 (4)
MATH 141 (4)
Arts Concentration Course (2)
LE (3)


ACCT 213 (4)
Arts Concentration Courses (4)
LE (8)


Sophomore Year Foreign Language (4)
COMM 201 (4)
Arts Concentration Course (2)
LE (4)


Foreign Language (4)
Arts Concentration Course (2)
LE (8)


Junior Year ARTAD 310 (4)
Upper Division Choice (4)
Arts Concentration (2)
LE (4)


COMM 326 (4)
ARTAD 440 (1-4)
LE (8)


Senior Year MGMT 325 (4)
ARTAD 450 (3)
Arts Concentration Course (4)
Electives (5)
COMM 336 (3)
ACCT 374 (4)
Arts Concentration Course (2)
LE (4)