At a Glance
- The program includes a diverse community of learners and faculty who understand the positive impact the arts play in culture, and who wish to contribute and advocate on its behalf.
- Students explores wide range of training to work in visual and performing arts in the for-profit and non-profit sectors
- 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 Studio Art: Arts Management prepares students simultaneously for careers as both artists and arts management professionals. This unique program features the right combination of business, communications, and marketing courses alongside rigorous studio art training and a foundation in the liberal arts.
Our focus on business, critical-thinking and professional skills prepares students for entry-level positions in a wide range of careers in art-making and arts management, 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.