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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. The emphasis in art administration will prepare you for graduate study or entry-level administrative work with organizations such as art galleries and museums, arts councils and symphony orchestras, as well as opera, theater and dance companies.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Required Courses (30 Units)

ART 325Modern and Contemporary Art3
ART 435Museum Studies3
MGT 350Organizational Theory3
MGT 352Organizational Communication3
MGT 355Organizational Behavior3
MKT 300Principles of Marketing3

Select three of the following

ART 300Art for Elementary Teachers3
ART 315Digital Photography3
ART 365Exploring Color3
ART 475Art Industry Entrepreneurship3
COM 350Visual Rhetoric3
COM 355Digital Video Production I3
COM 390UI/UX Web Design3
MGT 362Nonprofit Management3
MKT 303Market Research3
MKT 307Advertising and Promotion3
MKT 311Nonprofit Marketing3
MKT 316Sales Management3
 Study abroad3

Select one of the following

ART 450Project in Art3
ART 482Internship in Art1-3*

*Must be taken as a 3 unit course

Program director

Rebecca McMillen portrait
Rebecca McMillen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Art, Division Chair, Visual and Performing Arts


Chris Janzen, M.F.A.
Chris Janzen, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Art