Arts Administration, Certificate

(Code 060-602)

The Certificate in 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 arts administration. Emphasis is placed on management and communication skills useful to administrators of arts enterprises. The 18-credit program includes elective courses, a capstone seminar, and a one-semester internship.

Eighteen semester credits, including:
IDIS 410Fine Arts Administration Seminar3
Three credits from one of the following internship courses: 13
Music Internship
Theatre Arts Internship
Internship Program I
Internship Program I
Twelve credits from at least two different department areas (see stipulations below)12
Total Credits18

A combined total of 12 credits from at least two different departmental areas below, with the following stipulations:  1) Courses used to complete major requirements do not count toward completion of the certificate.  2) Students with an arts major (Art, Art History, Music, or Theatre) are required to choose from below a minimum of nine credits from non-arts department areas (Accounting, Business Administration, Business Communication, Communication and Journalism, History, Management, and Marketing) and a minimum of three credits from arts department areas outside of the student's major.  3) Students with majors outside of the arts are required to choose from below a minimum of nine credits from arts department areas (Art History, Dance, Music, and Theatre) and a minimum of three credits from non-arts department areas outside of the student's major. 

Art History Area
Any ARTH course
Dance Area
DNCE 101Dance Appreciation3
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 101Theatre Appreciation3
THEA 121Introduction to Technical Theatre3
THEA 125Introduction to Theatre History3
THEA 221Introduction to Design3
THEA 271Stage Management3
THEA 325Theatre History and Literature3
THEA 335Drama in Education3
THEA 336Theatre for Youth3
THEA 421Touring Theatre3
THEA 434Theatre Arts Management3
Accounting Area
ACCT 201Introduction to Accounting3
Business Administration Area
BSAD 105Essentials of Accounting2
BSAD 115Essentials of Human Resource Management2
BSAD 125Essentials of Marketing2
BSAD 130Essentials of Management2
BSAD 135Essentials of Business Communication2
BSAD 140Essentials of Information Systems2
BSAD 155Essentials of Leadership2
BSAD 305Legal and Regulatory Environment2
BSAD 306Business Law3
Business Communication Area
BCOM 206Business Writing2
BCOM 207Business Presentations2
BCOM 306Advanced Business Writing2
BCOM 307Advanced Business Presentations2
BCOM 405Advanced Business Communications2
Communication and Journalism Area
CJ 184Multimedia Communication3
CJ 201Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
CJ 202Fundamentals of Speech3
CJ 205Listening3
CJ 250Introduction to Organizational Communication3
CJ 260Introduction to Integrated Strategic Communication3
CJ 307Small Group Communication3
CJ 318Topics in Communication and Social Advocacy3
CJ 351Strategic Event Planning3
CJ 355Advanced Organizational Communication: Strategic Message Design3
CJ 374Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) Campaign Design and Evaluation3
History Area
HIST 380Museums in the United States3
Management Area
MGMT 300Developing the Leader Within You3
MGMT 340Organizational Behavior3
Marketing Area
MKTG 330Principles of Marketing3