Buena Vista University

Arts Management

Art is a means of expression, but it's also a business. If you love the arts but don't quite see yourself in production - or see yourself as more than an artist - then arts management might be for you. Arts managers work in museums, dance companies and galleries, promoting art, developing programs, raising funds and managing finances.

Through a major in arts management, you'll learn how to take your artistic passion and merge it with enterprise in both the commercial and non-profit sectors. You'll deepen your understanding and ability in the fine arts, theatre, or music while you build analytical, communication, financial and management skills to help you succeed in a competitive business environment.

Arts Management Tracks

Courses of study

Major in Arts Management - Music: 66-73 credit hours

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
AMGT 225 Fundamentals of Arts Management
AMGT 490 Portfolio Project
AGMT 492 Senior Seminar
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 DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communications or GDES 223 Graphic Design Foundations
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
MUSC 111 Music Theory I
MUSC 112 Music Theory II
MUSC 122 Major Performance Ensemble – Concert Choir or MUSC 127
Major Performance Ensemble – Concert Band (six 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 – three semesters

Major in Arts Management - Theatre: 66-67 credit hours

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
AMGT 225 Fundamentals of Arts Management
AMGT 490 Portfolio Project
AGMT 492 Senior Seminar
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 DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communications or GDES 223 Graphic Design Foundations
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
THEA 110 Introduction to the Theatre
THEA 190 Stagecraft or THEA 290 Production Design or THEA 390 Specialty Design
THEA 220 Fundamentals of Acting
THEA 242 Production and Performance I
THEA 300 Fundamentals of Directing
THEA 352 Production and Performance II
THEA 395 Plays by and About Women or THEA 405 Advanced Acting or THEA 406 Advanced Directing
THEA 401 History of the Theatre I
THEA 402 History of the Theatre II
THEA 411 Dramatic Literature
THEA 462 Production and Performance III

Major in Arts Managment - Visual Art: 66-68.5 credit hours

ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
AMGT 225 Fundamentals of Arts Management
AMGT 490 Portfolio Project
AMGT 492 Senior Seminar
AMGT 495 Internship in Arts Management
ART 201 Art Foundations I
ART 202 Art Foundations II
ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History
ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History
ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History
ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History
COMM 302 Intercultural Communication or COMM 340 Civic Communication or COMM 355 Conflict Management or COMM 370 Leadership Communication
DIGI 220 New Media or DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communications or GDES 223 Graphic Design Foundations
ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 206 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
MGMT 306 Principles of Management
MGMT 315 Business Law I
MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

9 Credit Hours from

ART 310 Painting
ART 320 Sculpture
ART 331 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing or ART 332 Ceramics: Handbuilding and Sculptural Forms
ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio or ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography
DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo and DIGI 301 Advanced Digital Photography

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