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Arts Management (BA)

Arts Management (BA)


Offered by the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, the arts management major allows students to study the issues, problems and policy interventions impacting contemporary arts and cultural industries, develop business and managerial skills for professional decision-making in arts and cultural organizations and practice creative and critical thinking, opportunity recognition and entrepreneurship in arts and cultural environments. Students will understand the professional role and responsibilities of successful creative individuals in contemporary society. 

Why choose arts management?

The program prepares students professionally through several areas of study: cultural policy, arts administration and arts entrepreneurship. The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy works closely with the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, an interdisciplinary center that educates and prepares students for successful careers in the arts and related entrepreneurial fields.

What can you do with this degree?

Students will acquire skills in marketing, development and finance, as well as organizational leadership. While the needs of the field and its organizations are specific, the arts management major emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary study blending concepts and skills from multiple arts disciplines, public policy environments and management operations. The program prepares students to work in community-based arts and nonprofit cultural institutions, public arts agencies, and commercial arts businesses.