Arts Administration Minor

The arts administration minor requires you to major in a fine arts program (art, music or theatre). This minor builds on your existing artistic base earned from your fine arts major. It is intended to equip you with the direction and practical skills needed to help art flourish in the larger culture. Possible applications might include entry-level administrative positions in theatre companies, art galleries, symphonies and other community-based arts organizations.


ACC 215 - Principles of Financial Accounting
This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.(4 credits)
BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
This course introduces students to marketing terminology; defines the elements necessary in moving a product, service or idea from concept to market sales; and enables students to understand and replicate the marketing process at an entry level.(3 credits)
COM 185 - Media Writing
Students learn genres of writing for print and broadcast journalism and video, as well as for public relations and advertising. They learn these genres in relation to each other and in relation to their organizational contexts and audiences. Included are reporting, organizing and writing, as well as basic legal and ethical guidelines for reporters and writers in journalism and PR.Prerequisite or co-requisite: the college writing requirement.(4 credits)
COM 230 - Principles of Public Relations
Introduction to the field of public relations. Its focus is on public relations theory and practice with an emphasis on emerging trends. This course is offered as an overview covering public relations history, theories, strategies and tactics.(3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
COM 263 - Layout and Design
Covers basic principles of design as they apply to a wide variety of publications. Emphasis on selecting type, art and graphics appropriate to subject matter, purpose and audience.(3 credits)
COM 355 - Organizational Communication
Examination of the role of communication within and between organizations. Attention to communication tasks within an organization such as news releases, memo writing, conducting meetings, and communicating to an organization's constituencies.(4 credits; alternate years)
CSC 110 - Advanced Spreadsheets
Internship: 4 credits
ART 417 - Internship
An internship to provide the student with opportunities to learn and to apply the knowledge, principles, and abilities gained from the curriculum. Opportunities are available in professional art studios, graphic design studios, galleries, museums and printing houses.(2 credits may apply toward the major)
MUS 417 - Internship
Prerequisite: MUS212. (4 credits may apply toward the Arts Administration minor)
THE 417 - Internship
(4 credits may apply toward the major)

Total credits required: 27

Note: Students must also complete a major in Art, Music or Theatre. The internship must be for a minimum of 4 credits.