Arts Technology Administration

Zack Cook from Millikin Creates at the Midwest Music Expo

The Arts Technology concentration allows students to engage in their digital media passion, inviting them to build basic skills in design, photography, videography, audio recording, or coding for interactive media, while also learning the theory and history of digital media and design. Students will have opportunities to gain hands-on experience in arts management as account managers, marketing directors, and entrepreneurs in the arts technology student run media firm, Millikin Creates, or one of the other student-run business ventures in the arts such Pipe Dreams Studio TheatreMARS (Millikin Audio Recording Services), Arts Cafe (live event performances), Blue Brew (literature & writing), and MUPC (web/software consulting).
 
Be prepared to lead in marketing firms, film studios, innovation firms, and design boutiques, by managing clients and personnel, agency promotion and more as you dive into the world of creative agencies! See the list of the core classes in Arts Administration.

Want to Go Deeper in Arts Technology? Consider adding a second major as a BS or a BA in Arts Technology. with concentrations in Audio Engineering & Production, Live Event TechnologyInteractive Media, Video Production, and Visual Media.

Arts Technology Concentration Courses

AT110. Intro Digital Media (3)
This course introduces students to professional technology in digital media and experimental artistic techniques. Student will be asked to explore topics such as digital art, graphic design, web design and development through the creation of independent digital media projects, individually and in groups. Class meetings will include technology workshops, seminar-style discussion of assigned readings, and critiques of student works. Studio and Lecture. Meets the Creative Arts general education requirement.
AR101. Discourses in Media & Design (3)
This course introduces student to ongoing conversations in the arts, media and design. It offers students an occasion to perform the visual, verbal and conceptual skill-sets essential to describing and analyzing aesthetic forms. Students will consider composition, color and texture (among others) as they apply to advertising, performance art, media and film among others). Lectures, discussions, readings and experiential assignments will draw from a variety of media, cultures and periods.
AT151. Arts Tech Essentials I (2)
This is an introductory course to the fundamental principles and techniques of Entertainment lighting technology, photography and video. The emphasis is on learning to see how lighting, photography, and video are incorporated in live entertainment and to develop a common language in regard to all three disciplines. Topics covered include basic understanding of equipment used, careers in the field, a review of basic concepts with regard to composition, analysis, and research.
AT153. Arts Tech Essentials II (2)
This is an introductory course in digital audio theory, formats and editing, and the fundamental principles and techniques of drafting. The emphasis is on learning to see how audio and drafting are incorporated in live entertainment and to develop a common language in regard to these disciplines. Topics covered include basic understanding of equipment used, careers in the field, a review of basic concepts with regard to composition, analysis, and research.

Arts Technology Concentration Careers

  • Art Director
  • Public Relations Director
  • Publishing Director
  • Social Media Manager
  • Video Production Manager
  • Film & Media Production Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Executive Director
  • Account Manager
  • Creative Director
  • Grant Writer
  • Founder
  • Client Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Production Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Tour Manager
  • Design Manager
  • Company Manager
  • Media Relations
  • Communications Manager
  • Director of Company Business Affairs
  • .....and many more