Arts Administration

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Faculty and Chair: Kim Zarkin

Program Goals

  • To develop writing and editing skills applicable to a variety of professions in the arts community.
  • To learn to effectively present skills, interests, accomplishments, and abilities to prospective employers or clients.
  • To demonstrate appropriate attitudes, skills, and techniques essential to working in a team as a member and a leader.
  • To develop an understanding of the fundamentals of nonprofit organizations.
  • To develop a fundamental understanding of business practices.

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 leader of an arts organization.

Program Requirements

Students who major in Arts Administration are required to have a minor in Art, Dance, Film Studies, Music, or Theatre. Students may also create a contract minor of 24 credits.

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 completing course work for the Arts Administration major:

  • 124 total hours
  • 30 upper division hours
  • WCore or Honors College requirements

Arts Administration Major

Requirement Description Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. World Language Requirement 8  
  Arts Administration majors must complete eight credit hours in a single world language.    
II. Required Business Courses 9  
ACCT 213 Financial Accounting 3 BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B
BUSI 102 Business Fundamentals I: Transfer Student 3 MATH 101 or above
BUSI 225 Business Law and Ethics 3 BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B
III. Required Communication Courses 24-28  
COMM 210 Media Writing I 4  
COMM 310 Business and Professional Writing I 4 COMM 210
COMM 326 Introduction to Web Writing and Design 4  
COMM 336 Public Relations Principles 4  
COMM 380 Communication and Nonprofit Organizations 4  
COMM 440* Internship 2-6 Instructor permission
COMM 490 Portfolio Workshop 2  
IV. Electives 20  
ACCT 313 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 213
COMM 250 Introduction to Human Communication 4  
COMM 311 Business and Professional Writing II 4  
COMM 322 Multimedia Image Production 4  
COMM 338 Principles of Advertising 4  
COMM 345 Video Production 4  
COMM 350 Organizational Communication 4 COMM 250
COMM 365 Intercultural and Global Communication 4  
COMM 370 Design Foundations 4  
COMM 371 Multimedia Tools and Production 4 COMM 370
COMM 372 Design and the User Experience 4 COMM 371
COMM 440* Internship 2-6 Intructor permission
MGMT 305 Principles of Management 4 BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B
MGMT 310 The Entrepreneurial Mindset 2  
MGMT 311 Business Model Development 2  
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior 4 MGMT 305
MGMT 460 Organizational Change and Advanced Management 4 MGMT 305
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing 3 BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B
V. Accompanying Minor Requirement 21-28  
Arts Administration majors are required to complete a minor from the list below:    
Total Hours for Arts Administration Major 82–93  

*If a student is a double major where both majors require an internship, a single internship may count towards both majors, contingent on faculty approval.

Recommended Plan of Study for Arts Administration Major