Academic Programs of Study

Arts Administration (Art)

Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Love the visual arts? plan to work in arts management?
  • Hands-on experience
  • Curate an exhibition

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Bachelor of Arts in Art Administration (Art) at Marywood

Launch Your Career in the Arts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Administration

An arts administration degree provides a foundation in both art and business.Marywood's program includes courses in business and global innovation, art history, and art foundation, as well as practical experience in curating and historic preservation in museums and galleries.

Description

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


Collier Parker
Professor of Art

John Meza
Associate Professor of Art

Christine Medley
Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Area Coordinator - Graphic Design

Sue Jenkins
Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Foundations, Area Coordinator - Photography
This is just a sample of our Visual Arts faculty - see them all!

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

Elizabeth

I cannot imagine a better place to work and utilize all the skills learned while at Marywood.

I graduated from Marywood University in May 2014 and currently work as a Communication Specialist for Mercy Volunteer Corps (MVC), a small non-profit organization based outside Philadelphia.  MVC places volunteers for one year of service in cities across the United States and South America.  Their mission is to support people who are poor and marginalized through the efforts of our volunteers, support teams, alumni, and staff. 

As a Communication Specialist, I am responsible for the marketing of their brand and their internal and external communications.  My responsibilities range from producing monthly newsletters to press releases on their new volunteer positions and service site expansions.  MVC is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, so I also work closely with the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy.  Working for Mercy Volunteer Corps as a graphic designer has given me many opportunities to expand my skills.  I work with some of the most wonderful people who are always supportive of my creative process and encourage me to continue learning through conferences, webinars, and other events.

I cannot imagine a better place to work and utilize all the skills learned while at Marywood.  Mercy Volunteer Corps is truly the dream job for me and I could not have gotten where I am without the support and guidance of the Marywood community!

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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