Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Arts Administration Concentration, B.I.S.


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This Arts Administration concentration is designed to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of business and the arts and will position graduates for managerial positions in galleries, theaters, and other arts organizations, especially in the nonprofit sector. The program should allow the student with an interest in the arts to develop widely marketable skills. Students take courses in nonprofit management, business communication, and marketing with electives in business administration, creative media industries study, entrepreneurship, marketing, and/or nonprofit management.

Degree Requirements


Please refer to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies  of this catalog for academic regulations for this program.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of the Arts Degree Requirements (see College Degree Requirements ) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

In order to graduate, students must have taken the CTW course required for this concentration

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18 Hours)


Required Courses


9 Hours

Area F Electives


9 Hours 

Select elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:

Art History Administration

Recommended for students studying Art History Administration:
Studio Administration

Recommended for students studying Studio Administration:
Select One (3 Hours)

Theatre Administration

Recommended for students studying Theatre Administration:
Select One (3 Hours)

Music Administration

Recommended for students studying Music Administration:
Music Theory (9 Hours)

Course options are dependent upon the results of the Theory Placement Exam:

If Placed in MUS 1430 Fundamentals of Music

If Placed in MUS 1440 Theory I

Area G: Area of Concentration (24 Hours)


Required Course


18 Hours

Nonprofit Management (9 Hours)

Business Communication (6 Hours)

Select One (3 Hours)

Marketing (3 Hours)

Business Electives


6 Hours

Select business electives to complete 6 credit hours.

Please note: some business courses require an override from the Robinson College of Business (RCB) https://robinson.gsu.edu/undergraduate/ for the RCB Area F requirements. These prerequisites are for Robinson College of Business majors only. Students are still expected to have all course prerequisites.

Area H: Allied Field (36 Hours)


Students select one of the following Thematic Concentrations: Art History Administration, Music Administration, Studio Administration, or Theatre Administration.

Art History Administration (36 Hours)


Lower-Level Art History Courses (3 Hours)

Select one of the following art history courses not previously taken:

Select One Course from Each of the Following Categories (12 Hours)

Distribution Requirement: Select at least one course from each of the following categories for a total of 12 credit hours:

Also Counting for This Area with Permission of Advisor

Also Counting for This Area with Permission of Advisor

Other Art History Courses

Other Art History courses that may be chosen to satisfy the distribution requirement in consultation with a departmental adviser are:
Cross-disciplinary Art History Seminars

No more than two cross-disciplinary seminars may count towards degree requirements.
Select Two Additional Art History Courses from the Courses Listed Above (6 Hours)

Electives (6 Hours)

(2000-level World Language courses(s) recommended)

Music Administration (36 Hours)


Required Courses (7 Hours)

  • MUS 30XX - Appropriate large ensemble 4 Hours (4 semesters) Ensembles: please note that students are assigned to appropriate ensembles by pool auditions at the beginning of every fall and spring semester.
  • 3 Credit Hours
Music Electives (8 Hours)

Additional performance courses such as large ensembles and APXX courses may be used to fulfill hours in this section ; APXX courses availability is subject to approval of the instructor, Undergraduate Director, and available space in studios.

Other MUA, MUS, or MTM course options may be used in this section by approval of the Undergraduate Director. Take any combination of courses not previously taken:

Electives (3 Hours)

Studio Administration (36 Hours)


Lower- Level Art History Course (3 Hours)

Select one of the following Art History courses not previously taken:

One Art History 4000-Level (3 Hours)

Complete Four Courses at the 3000 Level from Four Different Studio Disciplines (12 Hours)

Studio Concentration (6-8 Hours)

Select two courses at the 3000/4000 level from one discipline of previous study. 

Electives (1-3 Hours)

Theatre Administration (36 Hours)


Required Courses (7-12 Hours)

Select One (3 Hours)

Select Nine Hours from the Following (9 Hours)

Additional Business Electives from Area G2 (6 Hours)

Electives (6-11 Hours)