Arts Administration, B.A.

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Program Highlights

The Arts Administration major consists of Performance Learning experiences as well as courses that allow students to build a foundation for a forward thinking career working in the arts. Throughout their time at Millikin, students will participate in student-run ventures, arts organizations and events that nurture creativity and culture for themselves and the communities they serve. These students will be able to play a part in organizing, designing, promoting, fundraising, budgeting and staffing arts events throughout the campus community that put their artistic and leadership skills into action.

In addition to the University Studies requirements for a B.A. degree, students will complete 36-42 semester hours in the major core, as well as 12-16 semester hours in a chosen concentration.

Arts Administration’s core consists of foundational courses that include topics in marketing, entrepreneurship and business areas, while also allowing them to develop skills in their chosen concentration. This allows them to develop skills that will help them to become a practicing artist or technician in their artistic discipline of choice.


Arts Administration Learning Goals

Students will:

  • achieve positive impact on the arts, artists, or arts organizations;
  • create strategy for the arts, artists, or arts organizations; and
  • build audiences for the arts, artists, or arts organizations.

Arts Administration is a major that prepares students for careers as arts practitioners, managers, and leaders in their communities.