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Arts Management Program

The field of arts management offers a wide range of career opportunities in arts organizations and arts-related businesses. Many students earn a degree in this area with intentions of pursuing graduate study in arts management. The program is ideal for students interested in advocating for the performing and visual arts through administrative, fundraising, marketing and operational roles.

Professional Opportunities

  • Arts Administrator
  • Artist Agent
  • Director of Cultural Affairs
  • Gallery Manager
  • Development Director/Grant Writer
  • Programming Assistant
  • Marketing, Advertising or Public Relations Manager

The bachelor of arts in arts management is an interdisciplinary program that combines arts management, business, performing arts and an area of artistic specialization in art, film, music or theatre. The degree prepares students for careers in arts organizations and arts-related businesses, or for graduate study in arts management. Students are required to complete practicums and internships for practical application of the concepts and techniques that they learn in the classroom, culminating in a senior project. Semester internships may be arranged locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Students must also fulfill the course requirements for a certificate or minor in advertising.

TU’s arts management degree features a curriculum based on nonprofit management objectives while exploring the arts, public administration, financial management, grant writing and advertising theories. Students graduate with foundational knowledge in best practices and methods for managing arts organizations and foundations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will acquire knowledge and skill in at least one field of the arts (visual art, music, theatre, or film) and an overview of the other art areas.
  2. Students will attain an understanding of arts organizations and knowledge of the business and administrative tools and functions required for arts management.
  3. Students will acquire practical experience and knowledge in working with arts organizations and institutions.


Arts Management, B.A.

Provides an interdisciplinary program in arts management, business, performing arts and an area of artistic specialization in art, film studies, music, or theatre.