Academic Programs of Study

Arts Administration (Theatre)

Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Theatre with art or music as secondary concentration
  • Work in federal, state, community art agencies

« See All Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration (Theatre) at Marywood

Our Arts Administration Degrees are the Perfect Play!

Music, art or theatre and business as a combined form have cultural and practical aspects. Encompassing the arts in their broadest interpretation and incorporating a basic business component, this program permits students to live responsibly in an interdependent world. It forms an intrinsic parallel to the undergraduate curricular purpose regarding the human condition.


Combining music, art or theatre and a business component, the program consists of these objectives:

  • developing student competencies in music;
  • developing in the student basic skills in business administration;
  • familiarizing the student with the separate as well as the combined standards for effective arts management.

More About This Degree

Timothy Pyles, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Director of Theatre
This is just a sample of our Music, Theatre, and Dance faculty - see them all!

Marywood's Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts features two theaters:

  • Main Theatre: An 1100-seat auditorium outfitted with professional lighting and sound systems.
  • Black Box Theatre: An intimate performance space with flexible staging for student-directed productions and experimental theatre.

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.


Marywood’s music education program was very comprehensive and the curriculum required me to learn so much beyond voice performance.

As far back as I can remember, I have been surrounded by music.  I always wanted to perform and thought I would pursue a career on stage.  Teaching was a back-up plan, but after spending time in the classroom freshman year, I soon learned that I loved it.  Marywood’s music education program was very comprehensive and the curriculum required me to learn so much beyond voice performance, including history, theory, and different instruments. 

I currently serve as a music educator in the North Pocono School District.  My favorite part of the job is passing on my love of music to the students.  I enjoy watching their love of the art grow over time.  It’s something I’m so passionate about, and it’s the most amazing feeling to see them feel that way, too.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

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

Find Your Counselor