At a Glance
- Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
- One of the only arts management programs nationally to offer the BFA, the degree awarded to professional artists. This means students are simultaneously trained to be artists AND arts business managers.
- Students learn the business skills essential for running for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations while developing their artistic abilities as professional artists.
- Students expand their professional networks with real-world experience in arts administration, management, museums, galleries, event planning and more!
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Management prepares students simultaneously for careers as both artists and arts management professionals. This program, unique in New York State, features the right combination of business, communications, and marketing courses alongside rigorous studio art training and a foundation in the liberal arts.
If you are looking for a major that will prepare you for professional success in a creative field, the NASAD accredited Art Management program at Cazenovia College is the place for you.
Our focus on business, critical-thinking and professional skills prepares students for entry-level positions in a wide range of careers in arts management and art creation, including: arts administration, development, promotion, museum studies, gallery or art center management, theater/dance/music management, festival management, arts policy, small business ownership, entrepreneurial endeavors or as fine arts and artisans. Students will additionally be well prepared for graduate school.
Dedicated, professional faculty carefully mentor students though a highly individualized approach tailored to each student’s artistic, academic and career goals. As students progress through the studio art, business, and professional sequences of courses, they combine an intimate knowledge of the arts with a solid background in business and marketing. Additionally, real-life business opportunities exist through internships and two student-centered businesses on campus, providing valuable practical management, retail, artistic, and marketing experience. Students in Arts Management exit the college well-prepared to become arts management professionals or practicing artists ready to start and manage their own business.
Cazenovia College is accredited by the prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Meeting NASAD standards confirms that Cazenovia’s curricula, faculty, facilities and student work are among the best in the U.S.