2014–2015 Arts Administration Program (ARTAD)

Program Goals | Objectives | Program Requirements | Academic Major | 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.

Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Art Administration major:

Academic Major in Arts Administration


Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses    
The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:    
ECON 105 Introduction to Economics as a Social Science (4)—offered
fall, spring, and summer
or
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE (4)—offered fall, spring,
and summer
   

MATH 141 College Algebra, LE (4)—offered every semester

 

MATH 105 or placement test

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8  

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

   
II. Lower Division Art Courses 16  
ACCT 213 Accounting Principles (4)—offered fall, spring, and summer    
COMM 201 Principles of Editing (4)    
ECON 105 Introduction to Economics as a Social Science, LE (4)—offered
fall, spring, and summer
or
ECON 253 Elementary Macroeconomics, LE (4)—offered fall, spring,
and summer
   

MATH 141 College Algebra, LE (4)—offered every semester

 

MATH 105 or placement test

III. Studio Art Courses 34  
ARTAD 310 Professional Writing (4)   ENGL 110 (LE)
ARTAD 440 Internship (4)   junior/senior standing, see course description
COMM 326 Intro to Web Writing and Design (4)    
COMM 336 Public Relations (3)    
COMM 430 Administration of Non-Profits (4)   COMM 201; COMM 310 or ARTAD 310
MGMT 305 Principles of Management (4)   MATH 141 (LE)
MGMT 325 Business and Employment Law (4)—offered fall and spring   MGMT 305, MATH 141 (LE)
Choose two of the following courses:    
ACCT 374 Managerial and Cost Accounting (4)—offered fall and spring   ACCT 213
COMM 338 Principles of Advertising (4)    
MGMT 433 Organizational Behavior (4)   MGMT 305

MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4)—offered, fall, spring, and summer

 

MATH 141 (LE)

IV. 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:    
THTR 127 Stagecraft (2)    
THTR 129 Costumes and Make-up (2)    
THTR 180 Acting I (2)   ENGL 220 (LE)
THTR 220 Stage Management (3)   ENGL 220 (LE)
THTR 358 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature I (3)   THTR 127 (LE), 129 (LE), 180 (LE),
and 228 (LE), or consent of instructor
THTR 359 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature II (3)    

THTR 470 Directing (3)

 

 

B) Music: 16–18  
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 152, 162; ENGL 110 (LE)
MUSC 352 History of Western Art Music II (3)   MUSC 152, 162; ENGL 110 (LE)
Performing Ensemble (2):    
MUSC 115/315 Westminster Chorale (1)   audition required
MUSC 125/325 Westminster Jazz Ensemble (1)   audition required
MUSC 135/335 Westminster Chamber Orchestra (1)   audition required
MUSC 145/345 Westminster Chamber Singers (1)   audition required
MUSC 155/355 Westminster Flute Choir (1)   audition required
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. (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 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
Additional credits in ART studio coursework (7)    

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

 

 

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

Students may choose to complete a minor in Film by completing additional degree requirements.

 

 

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.

 

 

V. Elective Art Courses 11  

Additional hours of ART coursework (11)

   
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MAJOR 74–76