The exciting field of arts management prepares students to become leaders, managers, members of arts organizations and work with artists. The courses emphasize the management, organization, decision-making, and problem-solving skills in the areas of fundraising, financial management, marketing/audience development, artistic and educational programming, policy, governance, and volunteer management relevant to the unique world of the visual and performing arts industry. Internships and participation in the School of the Arts and community arts organizations reinforce classroom experiences. Professional artists and arts industry leaders augment the perspective of the courses.
To broaden each student’s interests and to develop career flexibility, students in the Arts Management Program are encouraged to select a double major or at least a minor in another academic program of their choice. Local artists, administrators, managers and other arts professionals augment the teaching faculty in the classroom.