Arts Administration (Art and Business)

Bachelor of Arts - BA

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

« See All Degrees

 

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

Accomplished Art Faculty


Stephanie Wise
Clinical Assistant Professor of Art

Dennis Corrigan
Assistant Professor of Art

Steven Alexander
Professor of Visual Art

Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge
Associate Professor Art History, Art History Program Coordinator

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

Julia

My favorite place is the Rotunda because it is the perfect spot to take a moment and relax.

Year: Junior

Major: Art Therapy

Hometown: Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Activities on campus: Alpha Sigma Psi (social service sorority) Zeta Omicron (Art Honor Society) VIA (Volunteers in action), CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Kidstuff General Chair, active in various Campus Ministry service projects

Favorite Marywood moment: Spending the evening before finals in the Rotunda listening to friends sing and play music. Hearing the echo in the Rotunda and sharing that moment with my best friends was an experience I will always remember at Marywood.

Favorite place on campus: My favorite place is the Rotunda because it is the perfect spot to take a moment and relax. I also love admiring the artwork.

Favorite thing about being an Ambassador: I love seeing a prospective student’s face light up while on tour when they see something about campus that they are truly excited about.

Fun fact: I am obsessed with flowers.

 


Have a question for Julia?  Send her an email.

 

+structureName:AdmissionsProfiles +live:true +working:true +AdmissionsProfiles.department:Visual +AdmissionsProfiles.department:Arts

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

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

Find Your Counselor


Arts Administration (with Secondary Concentration in Corporate Communication)

 

  1. Student selects Art or Music as an area of primary concentration. Please see the course requirements listed for each department in this catalog.
  2. Student selects a second concentration of 15 credits in Corporate Communication. The courses are:

 

COMM 204 Public Relations: Principles and Practices
3
COMM 206 Organizational Communication
3
COMM 233 Video Production I
3
COMM 233L Video Production I Lab
0
COMM 340 Writing for Corporate Communication
3
COMM 400 Instructional Design and Media
3