2012 - 2013 Arts Administration Program (ARTAD)

Program Goals | Objectives | Program Requirements | Course Descriptions

Faculty: James Hedges (chair), Helen Hodgson, Carolyn Connell, Stephen Hurlbut, David Baddley, Nina Vought, Karlyn Bond, Sean Desilets

Program Goals

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 105 Introduction to Economics as a Social Science (4)
or
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE (4)

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.  
II. Lower Division Courses 16
ACCT 213 Accounting Principles 4
COMM 201 Principles of Editing 4
     
ECON 105
or
ECON 253
Introduction to Economics as a Social Science (4)

Elementary Macroeconomics (4)
4
     
MATH 141 College Algebra 4
 
III. Upper Division Courses 34
ARTAD 310 Professional Writing 4
ARTAD 440 Internship 3
COMM 326 Intro to Web Writing and Design 4
COMM 336 Public Relations 3
COMM 430 Administration of Non-Profits 4
MGMT 305 Principles of Management 4
MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law 4
     
Choose two of the following courses: 8
ACCT 374
COMM 338
MGMT 433
MKTG 300
Managerial and Cost Accounting (4)
Principles of Advertising (4)
Organizational Behavior (4)
Principles of Marketing (4)
 
 
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):
  • MUSC 115/315 Westminster Chorale (1)
  • MUSC 125/325 Westminster Jazz Ensemble (1)
  • MUSC 135/335 Westminster Chamber Orchestra (1)
  • MUSC 145/345 Westminster Chamber Singers (1)
  • MUSC 155/355 Westminster Flute Choir (1)
  • MUSC 165/365 Westminster Opera Studio (1)

* 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.

C) Art: 18

ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)
Additional credits in ART studio coursework (7)

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

D) Film: 18
FILM 110 Intro to Film History and Aesthetics (4)
FILM 220 World Cinema (4)
FILM 310 Film Theory (4)
FILM 300 Special Topics (6)

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
Students may choose to pursue an individualized field of concentration consisting of 18 credit hours. A contractual field of study must relate to a career or educational objective. The program director must approve each student's plan for a contractual field of concentration. Coursework must follow the pattern of Art, Theatre, Music or Film Field of Concentration Emphases. This approval is needed two semesters before graduation.

 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MAJOR 76