2012 - 2013 Arts Administration Program (ARTAD)
Faculty: James Hedges (chair), Helen Hodgson, Carolyn Connell, Stephen Hurlbut, David Baddley, Nina Vought, Karlyn Bond, Sean Desilets
- 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.
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.
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 105 Introduction to Economics as a Social Science (4)
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE (4)
MATH 141 College Algebra
|I. Foreign Language Requirement||8|
|Arts Administration majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.|
|II. Lower Division Courses||16|
|III. Upper Division Courses||34|
|V. Fields of Concentration||18|
|At least 8 hours of a concentration must be taken in residence at Westminster. Students choose from among the following fields of concentration:
A) Theatre: 18
THTR 127 Stagecraft (2)
THTR 129 Costumes and Make-up (2)
THTR 180 Acting I (2)
THTR 320 Stage Management (3)
THTR 358 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature I (3)
THTR 359 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature II (3)
THTR 370 Directing (3)
Students may choose to complete a minor in Theatre by completing additional degree requirements described in the Theatre section.
B) Music: 18
Piano Proficiency * (0-2)
MUSC 151 Music Theory I (3)
MUSC 152 Music Theory II (3)
MUSC 161 Aural Skills I (1)
MUSC 162 Aural Skills II (1)
MUSC 351 History of Western Art Music I (3)
MUSC 352 History of Western Art Music II (3)
Performing Ensemble (2):
* Student must pass piano proficiency exam or take MUSC 108, Keyboard Skills.
Students may choose to complete a minor in Music by completing 10 additional credit requirements described in the Music section. (These 10 credits include 2 performing ensemble credits additional to the 2 performing ensemble credits required for the ARTAD music concentration.
Students may choose to complete a minor in Art by completing additional degree requirements described in the Film Studies section.
E) Contractual Field of Concentration: 18
|TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MAJOR||76|