Major in Arts Administration and Learn Arts Management!
The Arts Administration major consists of courses and experiences that lay the foundation for students to engage with the arts as makers and managers. Through projects, internships, and student-run arts businesses, students will develop the skills necessary to manage arts organizations, events, and commercial enterprises that nurture creativity and culture in the communities they serve. Arts Administration students will organize, design, promote, fundraise, budget, staff, and host a wide variety of arts events and products including exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances, and festivals - putting their artistic and leadership skills into action.
In addition to the University Studies requirements for either a B.A. or B.S. degree, students will complete 36-42 semester hours in the Major Core, 12-16 semester hours in a chosen concentration.
Arts Administration consists of a core of foundational courses in a range of arts management topics along with courses in marketing, entrepreneurship, and other business areas. Students will choose an area of concentration that teaches them performing or art making skills allowing them to also become a practicing artist or technician in an arts discipline.
- Art Administration
- Arts Technology Administration
- Dance Administration
- Music Administration
- Theatre Administration
Arts Administration Learning Goals
- Achieve positive impact on the arts, artists, or arts organizations.
- Create strategy for the arts, artists, or arts organizations.
- Build audiences for the arts, artists, or arts organizations.
The future is interdisciplinary and with a major in the Arts Technology and Administration Department our Millikin University students will be ready for it.
Arts Administration Core Courses
AD323. Arts Management (3)
ET340. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3)
MC312. Legal Issues in the Arts (3) or BU 260 Business Law (3)
ET235. Customer Discovery (3) or MK 363 Brand Loyalty through Digital Media (3)
3 semesters in an arts-based student venture OR 2 semesters in venture and 1 semester internship (3-9)
Choose 6 credits from the Following
CO/BU. 230. Business Conversations (3)
CO251. Introduction to Public Relations (3)
CO310 Small Group Communication (3)
CO332. Gender Communication (3)
CO341. Organizational Communication (3)
CO343. Communication and Conflict (3)
CO432. Intercultural Communication (3)
AD360. Topics in Arts Administration (3) or additional 3 credits listed above or course by approval
MK200. Principles of Marketing (3) or IS 240. Foundations of Information Systems (3)
AC230. Introduction to Financial Statements (3) or ET 230 Financial Decision Making (3)
EC100. Macroeconomics (3) or EC. 110 Microeconomics (3) or EC. 120 Principles of Economics (3)
Students are tasked with being an arts administrator in one or more student ventures where they work with clients to serve their digital media needs or host exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical performances in the arts, putting their skills in making and leading to action.
Arts Administration Core Courses (Credits)
With the skills you will develop in Arts Administration, you will be prepared to do artistic work and perform as a business leader for a vast array of organizations.
- Artistic Director
- Managing Director
- Executive Director
- Grant Writer
- Marketing Director
- Director of Community Engagement≤/li>
- Production Manager
- Account Director
- Tour Manager
- Company Manager
- Teaching Artist
- Artistic Associate
- General Manager
- Casting Director
- Director of Education
- Media Relations
- Communications Manager
- Director of Patron Relations
- Director of Ticket Services
- .....and many more