Fine Arts Administration, Certificate

(Code 060-601)

The Certificate in Fine Arts Administration provides students with a core body of knowledge and skills to effectively manage community or institutionally based arts organizations and provides a foundation for continued study in fine arts administration. Emphasis is placed on management and communication skills useful to administrators of fine arts enterprises. The 18-credit program includes elective courses, a capstone seminar, and a one-semester internship.

Admission–Students who document interest, motivation, and commitment to the field of fine arts administration are eligible for admission. Admission is by written application. Applications are available from the Department of Music and Theatre Arts.

Eighteen semester credits, including:
THEA 121Introduction to Technical Theatre3
BSAD 305Legal and Regulatory Environment2
IDIS 410Fine Arts Administration Seminar3
One credit from one of the following internship courses: 11
Music Internship
Theatre Arts Internship
Internship Program I
Internship Program I
Nine credits from at least two areas below9
Total Credits18

Nine credits from at least two areas below with the following stipulations. Courses used to complete major requirements do not count toward completion of the certificate. Students with majors outside of Art, Art History, Music and Theatre are required to choose a minimum of six credits from the Art History, Dance, Music, or Theatre Areas. Students from the majors listed above are required to choose a minimum of six credits from Business or Communication/Journalism (CJ) and Public Relations areas.

Art History area
ARTH 111Survey: Ancient to Medieval Art3
ARTH 112Survey: Renaissance to 20th Century Art3
ARTH 225History of Graphic Design3
ARTH 227History of Photography3
ARTH 310History of World Architecture3
CJ 311Mass Media History3
Business area
BCOM 206Business Writing2
BCOM 207Business Presentations2
BCOM 306Advanced Business Writing2
BCOM 307Advanced Business Presentations2
BCOM 317Administrative Management3
BCOM 365Executive Profile Development2
Dance area
DNCE 101Dance Appreciation3
DNCE 110Ballet I2
DNCE 112Modern Dance I2
CJ and Public Relations area
CJ 241Audio and Video Production Process3
CJ 301Intercultural Communication3
CJ 351Strategic Event Planning3
CJ 374Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) Campaign Design and Evaluation3
Music area
MUSI 110Music Appreciation3
MUSI 111Global Roots of Music in the United States3
MUSI 112History of Rock and Pop (summer only)3
MUSI 114Evolution of Jazz3
MUSI 224Music and Gender3
MUSI 225Global Traditions in Music3
MUSI 307Music in the United States3
IDIS 174Social Justice in the Humanities (when taught by music faculty)3
Theatre area
THEA 125Introduction to Theatre History3
THEA 221Introduction to Design3
THEA 321Scenic Design3
THEA 324Costume Design3
THEA 327Lighting Design3
THEA 421Touring Theatre3
THEA 422Play Production: Technical3
THEA 434Theatre Arts Management3

A minimum grade of B must be earned in IDIS 410 and the internship course (ART 498, CJ 498, MUSI 498, THEA 498, MGMT 398, or MKTG 398).