The Arts Administration major (a cooperative program with the Business, Music, and Communication Arts Departments) is for the student who has a strong affinity for the visual arts and plans to work in arts management. The program combines a dual foundation in both art and business, and provides the student with historical, experiential, practical, critical, and aesthetic information. Courses in business and managerial science, art history and studio arts, and practical experience in museum, gallery, and historic preservation venues are required. A secondary concentration in either Communication Arts or Music rounds out the course of study.
More About This Degree
- Learn more about this program or visit the Visual Arts website.
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
- This program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Programs in Art and Design of the Department of Visual Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Assistant Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Photography
Professor of Visual Art, Area Coordinator - Undergraduate Painting, SACI Study Abroad Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Study Abroad Tours Coordinator
Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Printmaking, Foundations
You'll find an amazing array of advanced technological support for art studies at Marywood. Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment. Computer resources include AutoCAD software, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors.
You'll also find weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities; and sculpture and painting studios.
Graduates of this program are prepared for a variety of positions in organizations concerned with artistic presentations. Arts administrators are needed in federal, state and community arts agencies, as well as in the promotion of arts education programs.
Some of our alumni:
- Debbie T. Kuo, Art Administrator, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Designer and Owner of Kuo ting Jewelry Company
I had several job offers immediately after graduating from Marywood.
I graduated in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in Multimedia. I am currently a Visual Web Designer Consultant for Verizon Wireless. I had several job offers immediately after graduating and chose the Verizon Wireless position because I am a big fan of the company and knew it would be an amazing experience.
I have worked on numerous innovative projects and have been responsible for many of the visual elements on the Verizon Wireless website, which is visited by millions of customers. My assignments have included home page marquees, landing pages, page redesigns, and even being assigned the responsibility of Lead Designer for the Valentine's Day 2015 creative and device launches. I absolutely love my job and am so thankful for this opportunity. Every day is a new challenge and I welcome it.
Looking back, I believe that Marywood's school size contributed a great deal to my achievements. I do not think I would have been able to do as much as I did at a larger school. At Marywood, the classes were small and professors were always available to answer questions.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation