Arts Management

Arts management students are presented with opportunities that sharpen their artistic skill and deepen their understanding of art, theatre or music, while also developing a working understanding of business.

Run the show

The arts management program is an is an interdisciplinary format that includes visual art and design along with business and communication courses. From day one, arts management students are immersed in the program and are a part of the leadership and day-to-day operations of the BVU Art Gallery. Many exhibition opportunities exist on and off campus for students, including two large gallery spaces housed in the University’s art department. The program prepares graduates for positions within galleries, museums, and other arts-related organizations.

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers as a:

  • Curator
  • Exhibition designer/coordinator
  • Education coordinator
  • Gallery owner
  • Museum director
  • Program/event coordinator
  • Registrar

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Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, museum curators earned a median wage of $46,710 in 2015. Job growth is expected to be 7 percent between 2014-2024.

Get Creative

Many arts management majors are members of BVU’s student-run Art Club, where they often host art shows that feature their own works.

State-of-the-art

Arts management students at BVU have 24-hour access to state-of-the-art studio spaces with top-notch equipment, tools, and technology.

Internships

  • Guthrie Theatre
  • Iowa Theatre Artists Company
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Art
  • Sioux City Art Center
  • Des Moines Art Center

Careers

  • Playwright Horizons Theatre, general management associate
  • Dahl Arts Center, facility use coordinator
  • Carnival Cruises, art auctioneer
  • Back-Alley Glass, owner/operator
  • Fiber Arts, business owner

Graduate School

  • New York University
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Washington State University
  • Wichita State University

Major in Arts Managment - Music (62-68 credit hours)

Music Courses (34-41 credit hours)

  • MUSC 110 Introduction to Digital Recording
  • MUSC 111 Music Theory I
  • MUSC 112 Music Theory II
  • MUSC 115 Advanced Digital Recording Techniques
  • MUSC 122 Concert Choir and/or MUSC 127 Concert Band (seven semesters required)
  • MUSC 211 Music Theory III
  • MUSC 212 Music Theory IV
  • MUSC 307 Music History and Literature I
  • MUSC 308 Music History and Literature II
  • MUSC 321 Conducting I
  • MUSC 322 Conducting II
  • Private Lessons (2 semesters piano)
  • Private Lessons (2 semesters voice, wind instrument or string instrument)

6 credit hours from

  • DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo
  • DIGI 102 Media Studio: Video
  • DIGI 103 Media Studio: Audio
  • DIGI 104 Media Studio: Web
  • DIGI 302 Advanced Digital Video
  • MUSC 120 Introduction to Music Notation Software

Business (15 credit hours)

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ECON 200 Economics Foundations
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management

6 credit hours from

  • COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication or COMM 340 Civic Communication
  • COMM 350 Organizational Communication Theory and Practice
  • COMM 355 Conflict Management or COMM 370 Leadership Communication
  • COMM 374 Interviewing
  • MGMT 315 Business Law I
  • MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
  • STPR 230 Public Relations Strategies

Major in Arts Managment - Theatre (58-76.5 credit hours)

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
  • AMGT 225 Fundamentals of Arts Management
  • AMGT 490 Portfolio Project
  • AMGT 495 Internship in Arts Management
  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication or COMM 340 Civic Communication or COMM 355 Conflict Management or COMM 370 Leadership Communication
  • DIGI 220 New Media or STPR 230 Public Relations Strategies or ARTD 190 Introduction to Digital Design
  • ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • THME 170 Production Studio: Scenery
  • THME 171 Production Studio: Lighting
  • THME 173 Production Studio: Patron Services
  • THME 190 Portfolio I
  • THME 200 Fundamentals of Acting
  • THME 242 Theatre Practicum: Cast or Crew
  • THME 290 Portfolio II
  • THEA 300 Fundamentals of Directing
  • THME 323 Performance Studio: Career Preparation
  • THME 330 Musical Theatre or THME 440 Developing New Works
  • THME 350 Shakespeare or THME 380 Theatre: Topics or THME 395 Dramatic Literature: Topics or THME 411 Dramatic Literature: Survey
  • THME 342 Theatre Practicum: Leadership
  • THME 390 Portfolio III
  • THME 400 Theatre History or THME 430 Advanced Directing
  • THME 420 Theatre and Production Management
  • THME 442 Theatre Practicum: Design or Direction

Major in Arts Managment - Visual Art (63 credit hours)

Visual Art and Design Courses (39 credit hours)

  • ARTD 180 Art Foundations: Drawing
  • ARTD 185 Art Foundations: 3D Design
  • ARTD 190 Art Foundations: Digital Design
  • ARTD 195 Portfolio Review
  • ARTD 240 Visual Literacy and Criticism
  • ARTD 250 Life Drawing
  • ARTD 280 Business of Art
  • ARTD 301 Ancient through Roman Art History
  • ARTD 302 Early Christian through Mannerism Art History
  • ARTD 303 Baroque to Modern Art
  • ARTD 304 Critical Issues in Modern and Contemporary Art
  • ARTD 492 Art and Design Capstone
  • ARTD 493 Art and Design Practicum
  • ARTD 495 or AMGT 495 Internship (3 credits)
  • ARTD 496 Gallery Practicum

6 credit hours from

  • ARTD 260 Typography
  • ARTD 270 Illustration & Storyboards
  • ARTD 310 Painting
  • ARTD 320 Sculpture
  • ARTD 330 Ceramics
  • ARTD 340 Introduction to Printmaking or ARTD 342 Experimental Printmaking
  • ARTD 350 Graphic Design
  • ARTD 355 Interactive Design
  • ARTD 360 Motion Graphics
  • ARTD 365 2D Animation
  • ARTD 367 3D Animation
  • ARTD 410 Studio Production I
  • ARTD 415 Studio Production II
  • ARTD 440 Advanced Topics in Art

Business/Communication (12 credit hours)

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management

6 credit hours from

  • COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication or COMM 340 Civic Communication
  • COMM 350 Organizational Communication Theory and Practice
  • COMM 355 Conflict Management or COMM 370 Leadership Communication
  • COMM 374 Interviewing
  • ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • STPR 230 Public Relations Strategies
  • MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
  • MGMT 375 Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  • THME 170 Production Studio: Scenery and THME 272 Production Studio: Properties

Faculty

Ms.   Mary  Mello-Nee

Mary Mello-Nee

Associate Professor of Art

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Ms.   Miranda  Pollock

Miranda Pollock

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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Mr.   David  Boelter

David Boelter

Associate Professor of Art

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