2005 - 2006 Arts Administration Program (ARTAD)

Program Goals | Objectives | Program Requirements

Faculty: Nina Vought (chair), Helen Hodgson, Vicki Whiting, Georgia White

Program Goals

  • To give students the background needed to enhance their appreciation of the arts.
  • To give students a basic background in business principles and principles specifically for non-profits.
  • To enhance students' oral and written communication skills.
  • To give students some practical experience working for an arts organization in the community.
  • To prepare students for entry-level jobs in the field of arts management and administration.
  • To give students the necessary academic background that, coupled with sufficient field experience, will prepare them for graduate study in the field of arts administration.

Objectives

The Arts Administration Program offers a major in Arts Administration leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The curriculum is designed to prepare a student for a productive career as a manager or administrator of an arts organization.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA in courses required for the major. Prerequisite courses must be satisfied with a grade of C- or better.

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Arts Administration major or are prerequisite to required coursework within the major.

ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE
ENGL 110 Composition and Research, LE
MATH 141 College Algebra




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Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Arts Administration majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

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II.

Lower Division Courses

12

ACCT 213 Accounting Principles
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics
MATH 141 College Algebra

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III.

Upper Division Courses

26

 

COMM 310 Professional Writing
COMM 336 Public Relations
COMM 338 Advertising
COMM 430 Administration of Non-Profits
MGMT 305 Principles of Management
MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing

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IV.

Electives

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Choose one course from the following electives:

ACCT 313 Managerial Accounting
FINC 307 Corporate Finance
IRM 200 Principles of Information Resource Management



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V.

Fields of Concentration

20-21

Students each choose from among the following fields of concentration:


A) Theatre: 20-21

THTR 127 Stagecraft (2)
THTR 129 Costumes and Make-up (2)
THTR 180 Acting I (2)
THTR 228 Beginning Theatre Workshop (2)
THTR 358 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature I (3)
THTR 359 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature II (3)
THTR 370 Directing (3)
THTR 440 Internship with a local theatre (3-4)

Students may choose to complete a minor in Theatre by completing additional degree requirements described in the Theatre section.

B) Music: 21

Piano Proficiency * (0)
MUSC 151 Introduction to Music Theory (4)
MUSC 152 Music Theory I (4)
MUSC 351 History of Western Art Music I (4)
MUSC 352 History of Western Art Music II (4)

Performing Ensemble (2):

  • MUSC 115 Griffin Chorus, LE (1-3)
  • MUSC 125 Westminster Jazz Combo, LE (1-3)
  • MUSC 135 Westminster Chamber Orchestra, LE (1-3)
  • MUSC 315 Westminster Chamber Singers, LE (1-)

MUSC 440 Internship (3)

* Student must pass piano proficiency exam or take MUSC 121 (Class Piano).

Students may choose to complete a minor in Music by completing additional degree requirements described in the music section.

C) Art: 20-21

ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)
ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism (4)
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary (4)
ART 440 Internship (3-4)
Additional credits in ART studio coursework (6)
Students may choose to complete a minor in Art by completing additional degree requirements described in the Art section.

D) General Arts: 21

ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)
THTR 124 Survey of the Theatre, LE (3)
MUSC 110 Survey of Western Art Music, LE (3)
MUSC/ART/THTR 200FN Fine Arts Foundation Course: Experiencing the Arts, LE (4)
Additional coursework in ART, MUSC and/or THTR (8)

 

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MAJOR

70-71