Art - Art Administration Emphasis

With an increase in the number of performing and visual arts facilities, arts councils and art advocacy groups, there is a growing need for individuals with both artistic and business skills to work in these organizations. Seeking to fill this need, the emphasis in art administration prepares students for graduate study or entry level administrative work with organizations such as art galleries and museums, arts councils, symphony orchestras, as well as opera, theater and dance companies.


Required Courses (30 Units)

  • ART-325 Modern and Contemporary Art (3)
  • ART-435 Museum Studies (3)
  • MGT-350 Organizational Theory (3)
  • MGT-352 Organizational Communication (3)
  • MGT-355 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MKT-300 Principles of Marketing (3)

Select three of the following:

  • ART-315 Digital Photography (3)
  • COM-350 Visual Rhetoric (3)
  • COM-355 Media Aesthetics (3)
  • COM-390 Creating on the Web (3)
  • MGT-362 Nonprofit Management (3)
  • MKT-303 Market Research (3)
  • MKT-307 Advertising and Promotion (3)
  • MKT-311 Nonprofit Marketing (3)
  • MKT-316 Sales Management (3)
  • Study abroad (3)

Select one of the following:

  • ART-450 Project in Art
  • ART-482 Internship in Art (3)

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