Kim Zarkin, Department Chair
- Students will develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to pursue careers in the for-profit or nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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 create community.
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.
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 requirements
Arts Administration Major
|I. World Language Requirement||8|
|Arts Administration majors must complete eight credit hours in a single world language.|
|II. Required Business Courses||9|
|BUSI 102 Business Fundamentals I (3)|
|BUSI 225 Business Law and Ethics (3)||BUSI 102|
|ACCT 213 Financial Accounting (3)||BUSI 102|
|III. Required Communication Courses||24-28|
|COMM 210 Media Writing I (4)|
|COMM 310 Business and Professional Writing I (4)||COMM 210|
|COMM 326 Intro to Web Writing and Design (4)|
|COMM 336 Public Relations Principles (4)|
|COMM 380 Communication and Nonprofit Organizations (4)|
|COMM 440 Internship (2-6)|
|COMM 490 Portfolio Workshop (2)|
|ACCT 313 Managerial Accounting (3)||ACCT 213|
|COMM 250 Introduction to Human Communication (4)|
|COMM 311 Business and Professional Writing II (4)||COMM 310|
|COMM 322 Multimedia Image Production (4)|
|COMM 338 Principles of Advertising (4)|
|COMM 345 Introduction to 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)|
|MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4)||BUSI 102|
|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|
|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|
Recommended Plan of Study for Arts Administration Major
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Freshman Year||BUSI 102 (3) for transfer students||ACCT 213 (4)