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Arts Administration

Westminster's Arts Administration Program

Why Study Arts Administration at Westminster?

Arts Administration students will explore and develop their artistic interests while they acquire practical business experience. Expertise in leadership, management, marketing, and finance are in demand in every successful artistic organization. Symphonies, orchestras, museums, theatres and community art centers can all benefit from competent students with an education rooted in the arts, communication skills and business principles specifically for nonprofit organizations. As an Arts Administration major you will discover an increased appreciation for the arts, develop the business skills vital to the nonprofit industry, and be prepared for advanced graduate study if you desire.

The Arts Administration degree merges the study of the arts with concentrations in business and communications. It is an ideal combination of academic coursework, internships and extracurricular opportunities which help students become qualified to work in such areas as marketing, fundraising, operations, and general arts management. The training students acquire while earning this degree gives them the flexibility to attempt careers in many fields, not limited to either business or the arts. Students will acquire portable skills for work in a wide variety of sectors.

The Westminster Difference:

  • Westminster is the only college in the Intermountain West to offer an Arts Administration degree.
  • Learning opportunities based on experience outside the classroom is an important component of the program including volunteer activities, internships, and paid work both on- and off-campus.
  • Students benefit from cross-disciplinary course work and expert faculty instruction from two of Westminster's finest programs--the Gore School of Business and the School of Arts & Sciences.
  • Westminster students can cross-over disciplines easily, gaining exposure to contemporary professional artists working on campus, becoming involved in student productions, and participating in hands-on business experience relevant to real-world situations.