School of Business
Arts Management Minor

The arts management minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to the business of art and management of arts organizations. Students will have the opportunity to learn and explore the theoretical content and practical skills that engage arts professionals managing individual businesses, serving community arts organizations, and managing not-for-profit arts organizations in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The arts management curriculum provides a combination of historical, theoretical, and practical learning experiences in the arts and business including an internship focusing on arts management. This minor is open to all AU students.

Business Courses (17 credits)

The core business courses include:

  • MKTG 221 Marketing Principles and Management
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
  • BUSI 485 Internship specific to Arts Management totaling in four (4) credit hours

Plus one of the following business courses:

  • BUSI 301 Family Business Management
  • BUSI 439 Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Arts Courses (8-12 credits)

To complete the minor, students must take three (3) courses in the arts field. Of these three courses, a course from both Section A and B must be completed.

Section A

  • ARTH 100 level and above Art History
  • DANC 311 Dance History
  • ENGL 241 Survey of American Literature
  • IART 460 Interdisciplinary Art Seminar
  • MUSC 110 Music Appreciation
  • MUSC 211 World Music
  • PHIL 283 Philosophy of the Arts
  • PHIL 300 Topics in Philosophy (consult with minor advisor, approval pending topic)
  • THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre
  • THEA 210 The Performing Arts: Global Perspectives
  • THEA 311 Theatre History
  • THEA 200, 300, 400 (consult with minor advisor, approval pending topic)

Section B

  • ART 111 Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 121 Beginning Sculpture
  • ART 133 Basic Black and White Photography
  • ART 151 Introduction to Ceramics
  • ART 288 Visual Communication
  • ART 389 Exhibition Design (Art and Design Students Only)
  • DANC 100 level or above
  • ENGL 200 Special Topics in Writing
  • ENGL 202 Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 205 Playwriting
  • ENGL 206 Poetry Workshop
  • ENGL 372 Dramatis Personae
  • ENGL 373 Auto/Biographical Acts: Studies in Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 374 Writing the Short Story
  • ENGL 375 Writing Formal Poetry
  • ENGL 376 Writing the Long Poem
  • IART 100 level and above : Interdisciplinary Art
  • THEA 120 Technical Theatre
  • THEA 220 Principles of Theatrical and Performance Design
  • THEA 230 Stage Management Fundamentals
  • THEA 240 Acting I
  • THEA 270 Play Production
  • THEA 200, 300, 400 (consult with minor advisor, approval pending topic)

Are you a current student and ready to declare your minor? Fill out the minor declaration form and consult with your advisor.

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