You are a leader and a collaborator. Behind every great performance or art exhibition is a team collaborating with artists to realize a vision. Arts administrators help make that artistic magic happen.


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The Arts Management minor is an 18-hour program.

If you have a passion for the arts and want a profession that supports artistic endeavors and ensures the public has access to art, music, theatre, dance, performance and more, consider arts management and administration.

Through this interdisciplinary minor, students expand their understanding of careers as creative professionals in the commercial, nonprofit and public arts sectors. They will aslso develop skills critical for arts managers in all arts organizations.


OUR fine arts FACULTY

Winthrop fine arts faculty are practicing professionals actively working in their field. These art historians, art educators, creative practitioners and scholars help students to explore and discover the potential within themselves.

required courses:

The minor in Arts Management consists of 18 semester hours, 6 hours of which must be above the 299 level:

  •  ACCT 280 (3) Introduction to Financial Accounting
  •  ARTM 398 (3) Principles of Arts Management

 12 credits of electives from the following list, 6 hours which must be above 299: 

  •  ENTR 373 (3) Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  •  MGMT 321 (3) Management and Leadership
  •  MGMT 365 (3) Business Communication and Professional Development
  •  MGMT 475 (3) Leadership Theory and Development
  •  MKTG 380 (3) Principles of Marketing
  •  MKTG 387 (3) Promotion Management and Marketing
  •  MKTG 483 (3) Sales and Relationship Marketing
  •  MCOM 241 (3) Media Writing
  •  MCOM 341 (3) Advertising Principles
  •  MCOM 370 (3) Public Relations Principles
  •  PLSC 323 (3) Public Administration 
  •  LEAD 275 (3) Leadership Theory
  •  VPAS 115 (3) or 116 (1) Arts Lab (Only 3 credits from VPAS 115 and 116 may be taken.)


Examples of Jobs in Arts Management and Administration

  • Producer for the Broadway Stage
  • Arts Festival Director 
  • Federal, State, or City Arts Administrator
  • Concert Hall Director
  • Chief Financial Officer for an Arts Institution
  • Independent Producer/Promoter
  • Arts Education Director
  • Public Arts Administrator
  • Self-Producing Artist
  • Fundraiser for an Arts Organization
  • Arts Marketing Director 
  • City Cultural Planner
  • Touring Production Manager
  • Operations Manager for an Arts Organization 
  • Artistic Director/Cultural Programmer 
  • Artist Manager