Arts Management

Market, manage and more

Using a special combination of business skills, arts managers play a key role in bringing great performances, paintings, scripts, songs, sculptures, and more to the public. Alfred University's Arts Management minor will teach you how to support and market artists and art events, manage finances and develop programming for arts organizations. You may find yourself developing programs in museums, producing films or rock bands' world tours, or aiding a local arts council.


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Main Campus - Alfred, NY


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Arts Management


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Artistic Magic

Behind every great art exhibition or performance is a team collaborating with artists to realize a vision. Arts management minors help make that artistic magic happen. If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for a profession that supports artistic endeavors and works with art, music, theater, dance, performance, and more, you should consider adding this minor.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Alfred University's arts management minor provides you with an interdisciplinary approach to the business of art and management of art organizations. Our curriculum provides a combination of historical, theoretical, and practical learning experiences in the arts and business including an internship focused on arts management.

  • ACCT 211 Financial Accounting
  • BUSI 485 Internship (specific to Arts Management)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MKTG 221 Marketing Principles and Management

Choose one additional business course from the following:

  • BUSI 201 Family Business Management
  • BUSI 439 Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Choose three arts course, at least one from each Section (A and B, below)

Section A - History and Theory

  • ARTH Art History (any course)
  • DANC 211 Dance History
  • ENGL 241 Survey of American Literature
  • IART 460 Interdisciplinary Art Seminar
  • MUSC 110 Music Appreciation
  • MUSC 211 World Music
  • PHIL 283 Philosophy of the Arts I
  • PHIL 300 Topics in Philosophy (consult with advisor)
  • THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre
  • THEA 210 The Performing Arts: A Global Perspective
  • THEA 311 Theatre: History, Art, Politics and Society I
  • THEA 200/300/400Special Topics in Theatre (consult with advisor)

Section B - Applied and Studio Skills Courses

  • ART 111 Beginning Drawing
  • ART 121 Beginning Sculpture
  • ART 133 Basic Black and White Photography
  • ART 151 Introduction to Ceramics
  • ART 288 Visual Communications I
  • ART 389 Exhibition Design (open only to Art and Design students)
  • DANC Dance (any course)
  • ENGL 200 Special Topics in Writing
  • ENGL 202 Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 205 The Play's the Thing! - Playwriting
  • ENGL 206 Poetry Workshop
  • ENGL 472 Dramatis Personae
  • ENGL 473 Auto/Biographical Acts: Studies in Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 474 Writing the Short Story
  • ENGL 475 Writing Formal Poetry
  • ENGL 476 Writing the Long Poem or Poetic Sequence
  • IART Interdisciplinary Art (any course)
  • THEA 120 Technical Theatre
  • THEA 220 Principles of Theatrical and Performance Design
  • THEA 230 Stage Management Fundamentals
  • THEA 240 Acting I
  • THEA 270 Play Production
  • THEA 200/300/400 Special Topics (consult with advisor)

At least half of your coursework for the minors in our College of Business must be completed at Alfred University. A grade point average of a "C" (2.0) or better must be attained in courses submitted for completion of the minor.

Examples of Jobs with an Arts Management minor:

  • Producer for the Broadway stage
  • Arts Festival Director
  • Concert Hall Director
  • Federal, State or City Arts Administrator
  • Independent Producer/Promoter
  • Fundraiser for an arts organization
  • Arts Marketing Director
  • Tour Production Manager
  • Public Arts Administrator

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