Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Arts Administration

  • Primary Concentration: Music
  • Secondary Concentration: Art or Theatre


Encompassing the arts in their broadest interpretation and incorporating a basic business component, the Arts Administration program consists of the following objectives: (a) developing competencies in music; (b) developing basic skills in business administration; and, (c) familiarity with the separate and combined standards for effective arts management.

Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions in organizations concerned with artistic presentations. Arts administrators work in federal, state, community arts agencies, as well as in the promotion of arts education programs.

For Art component of program refer to requirements listed in art department website or University catalog. Music and Theatre components for the primary and secondary concentration are listed below (course numbers, titles, and credits):

I. Required Courses: Business component (24 cr.)

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 121 Principles of Management 3
BUS 131 Accounting I 3
BUS 132 Accounting II 3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools 3
BUS 252 Business Law I 3
BUS varies Electives 6

II-a. Music as Primary Concentration (26 cr.)

MUSC 111A, 112A Written Theory I & Aural Skills I 3
MUSC 115A Conducting I 1
MUSC 120A Fundamental Vocal Tech 1
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC varies Applied Music 4
MUSC varies Choral/Instrumental Ensemble (six semesters)
3
MUSC 203 Arts Management 3
MUSC 303 Practicum 2
MUSC 403 Internship 3

II-b. Music as Secondary Concentration (15 cr.)

Candidates choosing art or theatre as the primary, will have music as secondary concentration.

MUSC 111A, 112A
Written Theory I & Aural Skills I 3
MUSC 115A Conducting I 1
MUSC 120A Fundamental Vocal Tech 1
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC varies Applied Music 2
MUSC varies Choral/Instrumental Ensemble 2

III-a. Theatre as Primary Concentration (25 cr.)

THEA 113
Intro to Theatre
3
THEA 130B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 247A
Stage Management
2
THEA 330B Theatre Lab
1
THEA 341 Theatre History
2
THEA 342A Tragedy in Dramatic Lit
2
THEA 342B
Comedy in Dramatic Lit
2
THEA 343
Theatre Management 2
THEA 404 Theatre as Business
3
THEA 430B Theatre Lab 1
THEA 450 Internship 3
THEA 451 Capstone Project 3

III-b. Theatre as Secondary Concentration (11 cr.)

Candidates choosing music or art as the primary, will have theatre as secondary concentration.

THEA 230A or B
Theatre Lab
1
THEA 247A
Stage Management 2
THEA 341
Theatre History
2
THEA 342A
Tragedy in Dramatic Lit 2
THEA 342B
Comedy in Dramatic Lit
2
THEA 343 Theatre Management
2

PLUS: (primary and secondary concentrations choose two courses from the following three:

THEA 247B
Scenic Design
2
THEA 247C
Lighting and Sound Design
2
THEA 247D
Costuming and Make-Up
2