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Arts Management

The Arts Management Major is ideal for both the artist interested in the business aspects of the arts or business-minded individuals who are drawn to the arts. The degree features an innovative curriculum plan that includes a mix of studio arts, business (management), communications (public relations), and other associated courses.

Arts administration and management are areas of study that offer leadership roles in the arts, preparing student artists for careers in museum, gallery, theater, and community arts program management. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management.

The following goals and associated learning outcomes delineate what we strive for students to achieve when they complete the major program of study in Arts Management:

Goal 1: Creative Thinking Skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Arts Management, students will be able to

  1. produce multiple creative solutions for any single design visual challenge, applying a creative process on-demand
  2. effectively employ imagination with refined technique

Goal 2: Strong Critical Thinking and Problem-solving Skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Arts Management, students will be able to

  1. critique quality and effectiveness of visual media objects
  2. use learning resources outside the classroom to solve problems and develop skills
  3. craft effective solutions for visual problems

Goal 3: Strong Design and Fine Arts Skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Arts Management, students will be able to

  1. demonstrate currency with technical media and studio tools
  2. effectively craft and author visual communications

Goal 4: Visual Articulation and Literacy
Upon completion of the major program of study in Arts Management, students will be able to

  1. demonstrate their own personal aesthetic
  2. explain the influences of media in society
  3. recognize context and legacy of visual media objects

Goal 5: Effective Verbal Communication Skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Arts Management, students will be able to

  1. articulate their thoughts clearly in written form
  2. write in the style demanded of their chosen profession
  3. articulate their thoughts clearly in classroom discussions and professional presentations

Goal 6: Arts Leadership Skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Arts Management, students will be able to

  1. demonstrate sound business and management practices
  2. negotiate ethical and social challenges associated with the role of art in various communities
  3. apply artistic insights to the management of the arts