The Art Administration - Performing Arts Program

Students who successfully complete the Arts Administration major with a Performing Arts concentration will receive a solid background in business, an understanding of various arts and musical organizations, and be uniquely qualified to administer various musical and non-profit organizations. 

What Can I Do With a Major in Art Education?

Students who successfully complete the Arts Administration major with a Performing Arts concentration will receive a solid background in business, an understanding of various arts and musical organizations, and be uniquely qualified to administer various musical and non-profit organizations. Higher level positions are usually awarded to those with master’s degrees, so it is recommended that graduates of the program consider obtaining a graduate degree in business or arts administration.

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Results

Graduates of the program are highly qualified to administer various musical and non-profit organizations. Higher-level positions are usually awarded to those with master’s degrees, so it is recommended that graduates of the program consider obtaining a graduate degree in business or arts administration. 

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Art Administration - Performing Arts Major Requirements

Requirements (48 credits) 

Required each semester:
MU 090 Recital Attendance - 0 credit

Required courses (42 credits):
AR 280 Museum and Performing Arts Studies - 3 credits
BA 102 Survey of Accounting - 3 credits
BA 104 Introduction to Management - 3 credits
BA 220 Principles of Marketing - 3 credits
BA 230 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 3 credits
HI 306 Introduction to Non-Profit Organizations - 3 credits
MU 108 Music History and Literature: Baroque and Classical Periods - 3 credits
MU 109 Music History and Literature: Romantic and Contemporary Periods - 3 credits
MU 115 Fundamentals of Music Theory - 3 credits
MU 208 Harmony I - 3 credits
MU 320 Junior Seminar - 3 credits
MU 325 Primary Instrument Lessons for Majors/Minors (minimum total of 3 credits) - 1 or 2 credits
MU 410 Senior Research Project/Thesis - 3 credits
MU 550 Internship - 3 credits

Courses chosen from (6 credits):
CA 235 Introduction to Web Design - 3 credits
CA 285 Electronic Media or any combination of other music courses, lessons or ensembles offered by the department - 3 credits
BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
BA 305 Business Ethics - 3 credits
EL 109 Business Communications - 3 credits
or any combination of other music courses, lessons or ensembles offered by the Department

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Student Work and Research in Performing Arts Administration

Research, reports and academic writing are an integral part of an arts administrator’s life, so the capstone projects for Arts Administration with Performing Arts Concentration majors are a research seminar taken spring semester of the student’s junior year and senior thesis/project that is written fall of the student’s senior year. Both are under the direction of a faculty member.

Internships and Careers in Performing Arts Administration

Performing Arts Concentration

  • Graduate school programs
  • Music organization managers
  • Church musicians
  • Private music teachers
  • Music performers and directors
  • Retail music
  • Recording studios and other music-related fields
  • Learning Objectives

    Performing Arts Learning Objectives:

    • Students should know and be able to use discipline-based vocabulary.
    • Students should be able to critique their own work as well as the work of others.
    • Students should be able to identify stylistic characteristics.
    • Students should have acquired basic facility in a broad range of instruments.
    • Students should have acquired advanced facility in one instrument.
    • Students should have understanding of possible career paths.