Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

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Minor in Arts Management

Fine artists and performers may enjoy the limelight - but it's the people behind the scenes who are the engines that run the business of art. Arts Management can be an exhilarating and rewarding career path, and the knowledge you'll gain with this minor can help prepare you for an arts management career working for a major museum, theatre company, performing arts center, or other artistic venue.

This six-course minor provides an overview of the way professional arts organizations are managed, emphasizing practical issues like budgeting and financial management, fundraising and philanthropy, and cultural policy.

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Requirements for the Minor

18 Credit Hours

Core Requirements:
  • AMAE 3301 Introduction to Arts Management
  • AMAE 3305 Arts Budgeting and Financial Management
  • AMAE 3387 Attracting Capital: Donors, Investors and Public Funds
    COMM 3387 Advanced Nonprofit Communication: Donor and Philanthropic Communication
  • AMAE 4326 Cultural Policy
Elective Course (one from the following):
  • ADV 1300 (formerly 2374) Survey of Advertising
  • ADV 1360 (formerly 3391) Creative Production
  • ADV 2301 (formerly 4317) Consumer Behavior (restricted to advertising majors and minors)
  • AMAE 3322 Marketing the Arts
  • APSM 4372 Sport Facility and Event Management
  • COMM 3355 Introduction to Public Relations
  • COMM 3380 Introduction to Nonprofit Communication
Additional Elective Course (additional course from the list above, or one from the following with instructor approval):
  • AMAE 4321 Law and the Arts
  • ARHS 1333 Introduction to Visual Culture
  • ASAG 3350 Art Colloquium - New York
  • COMM 3360 Business and Management Communication
  • COMM 3365 Organizational Communication
  • FILM 3328 Media Management
  • FILM 3330 Media Sales
  • FILM 3335 Film Exhibition and Distribution
  • FILM 4316 Producers Seminar
  • FILM 4399 Global Media Systems
  • THEA 4309 Business and Professional Aspects of Theatre
  • CFB 3381/MNO 4371 Leadership and Culture
  • CFB 3375/MNO 3375 Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Leadership
Total Credit Hours 18

The Minor in Arts Management is administered by the Division of Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship.
Classes are taught by faculty from: Art; Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship; Advertising; Art History; Simmons School (Sports Facility and Event Management); Film & Media Arts; and Theatre.

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Studies

Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship

Minor in Arts Management

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