Mission Statement of Arts Management
Arts Management is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for professional work in organizations and venues such as museums, community theatres, theatre companies, art galleries, music ensembles, concert halls and non-profit organizations. The Arts Management program’s primary learning outcomes for majors include cultural literacy, appreciation of fine arts histories and production practices, demonstration of effective communication skills, demonstration of information literacy, and development of business management skills relevant to work in nonprofit and arts organizations. Thus the Ribbons of Excellence—Critical Thinking, Crossing Boundaries and Disciplines, Developing Creativity, Learning Throughout a Lifetime, and Crossing Boundaries and Disciplines—are essential learning objectives for Arts Management majors.
Description of the Program
The Arts Management curriculum is interdisciplinary, drawing from disciplines across the curriculum. In addition to the Arts Management Core, students take courses from a range of cognate offerings to broaden their intellectual experience while honing applied skills necessary for success in the field. All Arts Management majors are required to minor in one fine arts discipline, either art, art history, music, or theatre. Students are encouraged to seek out one additional minor in any field. To ensure students are prepared professionals, Arts Management majors demonstrate proficiency in the discipline through a mandatory internship experience and a capstone project.