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Arts Administration

The Arts Administration Minor is an interdisciplinary study that will provide opportunity for collaboration between several majors: Theater, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Art History, and Business Administration. 

Program Description

The Arts Administration Minor is an interdisciplinary study that will provide opportunity for collaboration between several majors: Theater, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Art History, and Business Administration. Its purpose is to prepare students for roles as leaders and/or entrepreneurs in designing, implementing and managing cultural activities. Additionally, the minor seeks to provide opportunities to pursue positions in organizations such as performing arts venues and art museums, profit and not-for-profit theatrical companies and art galleries, marketing and ticketing agencies, educational arts and theater programs, and other private and public arts organizations.  Students completing the minor will also be poised to pursue graduate study in Arts Administration.
 
Students will study fundamentals of the theory and practice of arts administration, including a study of various types of arts organizations, arts management, fundraising and strategic planning. Additionally, students will study theory and applied methods in of the arts, as well as business practices and data management.  Lastly, students will gain practical experience in an art based project applying concepts and practices of Arts Administration.  The minor requires a minimum of 27 credit hours. 

Minor Requirements

Required courses
ARA 201 Introduction to Arts Administration (3 credits)
ARA 202 Practices of Arts Administration
BUS 101 Introduction to Business  or ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits) 

Other Requirements

Choose one from below
THA 201 Introduction to Theatre and Dramatic Literature (3 credits)
THA 221 Theatre History I (3 credits)
THA 222 Theatre History II (3 credits)
ART 218  Visual Culture (3 credits)
ART 251 Survey of Art History I (3 credits)
ART 252 Survey of Art History II (3 credits)
COM 208 Introduction to Media (3 credits)
MUS 101 Music Appreciation (3 credits)
 
Choose one from below
THA 205 Acting I (3 credits)
THA 207 Tech I with co-requisite THA 177 Tech I Lab (3 credits)
THA 233 Introduction to Theatrical Design (3 credits)
ART 105 Drawing and Composition (4 credits)
ART 204 Image Studio (4 credits)
ART 225 Two-Dimensional Materials and Concepts (4 credits)
ART 226 Three  Dimensional Materials and Concepts (4 credits)
ART 230 Graphic Design for the Non-Major
ART 241 Photography (4 credits)
 
Choose two from below 
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 307 Principles of Management (3 credits)
BUS 310 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 461 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
BUS/ENT 322 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
LAW 310 Legal Environment of Business or COM 224 Foundations of Public Relations or COM 420 Media Law (3 credits)
 
Choose one from below
MIS 206 Data Management for Business (3 credits)
BUS/MIS 303 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
MIS 323 Web Application Development for Business (3 credits)
 
Choose one from below
BUS 409 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (3 credits)
THA 335 Children’s Theatre (3 credits)
ART 4XX  Gallery Management (3 credits)
ART or THA 481  Internship (3-4 credits)
THA 494   Directed Studies in Theatre (3-4 credits) 

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