Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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 Requirments


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)


Additional Elective Courses


Select additional 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:
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)

Select Two Business Electives (6 Hours)


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 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 (12):
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)


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

Electives (3 Hours)

Art History Courses (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 from one discipline of previous study two courses at the 3000/4000 level
Electives (1-3 Hours)

Theatre Administration (36 Hours)


Select One (3 Hours)

Select Nine Hours from the Following (9 Hours)

Additional Business Elective from Area G2 (3 Hours)

Electives (11 Hours)

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