Enhance Your Undergraduate Experience
Build on your passion for the arts while developing arts management skills.
Whether an artist, dancer, aspiring actor, or a musician, you work hard in honing your craft to prepare for an evolving arts landscape. Deepen your pursuit with an Arts Management Minor.
This minor will give you the basic management skills and critical thinking needed to understand how arts organizations are managed:
Gain practical skills through class projects and during an internship;
Analyze and evaluate models and structures of not-for-profit and for-profit arts organizations;
Understand the importance of internal and external environments as to how they relate to arts organizations;
Comprehend mission, vision, and value statements and their core importance;
Apply assessment and management skills to form and improve the sustainability of arts organizations.
Internships are a required, hands-on learning experience that let you put your passion to work by applying the concepts learned in the classroom, while gaining professional experience in managing arts venues.
The Minor in Arts Management is based on core courses focused on management basics, the role arts play in communities, and applied learning.
Variable credit hour mini-courses allow you to focus on key areas of arts management to better support your individual interests and include:
- Professional Development
- Introduction to Grant Writing
- Technology in the Arts
- International Arts Management
For full listing of minor course offering, see the program catalog.
The Minor in Arts Management is open to all CVPA majors as well as Art History majors. All other majors must complete 9 credits of arts-related course work to be eligible for this minor.
In total, students must complete a minimum 18 credits of arts management coursework to receive recognition of their minor upon graduation.
Declare Your Minor in Arts Management
Contact Dr. Karalee Dawn MacKay to set up a curriculum advising meeting.
You must submit the Minor Declaration Form to the Registrar's Office to officially add the Arts Management Minor.
Note: Contact an advisor if you are considering the Accelerated MA in Arts Management, as the minor courses will NOT count towards graduate credit.