Arts Management

B.F.A. in Arts Management


A blockbuster exhibit opens in a museum. A world famous singer packs a concert hall for a magical night of music. A local arts council offers instruction in the arts to children. Arts managers make all these things happen. In government agencies and service organizations, in galleries, museums, theatre and dance companies, in orchestras, performing arts centers, and many other organizations, arts managers connect artists with audiences – enriching society by enabling creativity and making it possible for artists and performers to realize their dreams.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Management provides competency in the fine arts with a solid foundation in business. The 120-credit program develops skills in critical thinking, leadership, management, planning and finance. Specialized courses apply these aptitudes to arts institutions. A concentration is established in one area of the arts (visual arts, music, theatre or dance). Each area of arts concentration includes history and theory classes as well as applied work. The additional arts management coursework includes classes in accounting, economics, management, marketing, law, and public relations, communications, public speaking and computer graphics.

The program of study culminates with an internship in a professional arts organization. Internships are available both on and off campus. Students have been placed at DreamWorks Theatrical Productions, Stomp, SONY Music, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Parsons Dance, Nassau Coliseum, Island Def Jam Recordings, Heckscher Museum, and other venues in the New York City metropolitan area. Independent study options and work at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and Hillwood Art Museum also are available in selected aspects of a student's concentration.

Qualities That Set Our Program Apart

  • Exceptional arts education combined with training in business and economics
  • Real-world experience through New York metro area internships
  • Gifted faculty members with extensive professional credits
  • Small classes and a culture of creativity
Admission Requirements
  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 grade point average or 82 to 85) and an average SAT of 1000 (Math & Critical Reading combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 3.0 is required to transfer into the Arts Management Program. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
Additional Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Management interview with the program director and identify a primary area of interest. They will be officially admitted by the major area department according to the individual program requirements.


Major Requirements
Major Required Courses (34 credits)
ARM 1 Arts Management Practicum 1.00
ARM 54 Introduction to Arts Management 3.00
ARM 55 Arts Management Practices 3.00
ARM 57 Development, Fundraising and Grant Writing 3.00
ARM 58 Accounting In the Arts 3.00
ARM 59 Marketing The Arts 3.00
ARM 99 Internship in Arts Management 3.00
MAN 11 Principles of Management 3.00
MAN 12 Organizational Behavior 3.00
ORC 1 Public Speaking 3.00
PR 62 Arts & Entertainment Promotion 3.00
ARM 68 Legal Aspects of the Arts & Entertainment Industry 3.00
Computer Graphics Required Courses (3 credits)
Choose one course from the list below:
ARM 4 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3.00
CGPH 16 Digital Imaging 3.00
Communication Required Courses (3 credits)
Choose one course from the list below:
CMA 5 Writing in the Digital Age 3.00
MAN 16 Business Communication 3.00
PR 2 Writing and Editing for Public Relations 3.00
Computer Required Courses (3 credits)
Choose one course from the list below:
CGPH 5 Computer Layout 1 3.00
PR 30 Using Business Software in Public Relations/Advertising 3.00

Music Concentration
Music Required Courses (21 credits)
ARM 62 Principles and Practices of the Music Industry 3.00
MUS 11 Introduction to Music Literature 3.00
MUS 14A Introduction to Music Technology 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
Music Elective Courses (9 credits)
Nine credits of any Music courses
History Elective Courses (6 credits)
Choose two courses from the list below:
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art 2 3.00
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3.00
ART 64 Medieval Art 3.00
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3.00
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3.00
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3.00
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ART 75 American Art 3.00
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts 3.00
ART 78 Asian Art 3.00
ART 79 History of Photography 3.00
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3.00
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3.00
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ART 92 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00

Theater Concentration
Required Theatre Management Courses (3 credits):
Must complete one course from the following:
ARM 64 Theatre and Dance Management 3.00
THE 111 Theatre and Dance Management 3.00
Required Technical Theatre Practices (6 credits):
THE 104 Technical Theater Practices 1 3.00
THE 105 Technical Theater Practices 2 3.00
Required Department Contracts
THE 204 Department Contract 1 0.00
THE 205 Department Contract 2 0.00
Required Department Contract
Must be taken six times
THE 201 Department Contract 0.00
Theatre Elective Courses
Must complete 24 credits of any Theatre courses
Theatre History Courses
Must complete the following 9 credits:
THE 141 and THE 142 are considered Liberal Arts courses; THE 141 satisfies Core ENG 2 Composition (3 credits); THE 142 satisfies Core Language / Literature (6 credits) 
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00

Dance Concentration
Dance Required Courses (26 credits)
ARM 2 Arts Management Contract 0.00
ARM 64 Theatre and Dance Management 3.00
DNC 101 Critical Thinking in Dance 2.00
DNC 105 Modern Dance 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
DNC 111 Composition and Choreography I 3.00
DNC 115 African Dance I 3.00
THE 104 Technical Theater Practices 1 3.00
THE 105 Technical Theater Practices 2 3.00
THE 204 Department Contract 1 0.00
THE 205 Department Contract 2 0.00
Ballet Requirement (6 credits)
DNC 123 Intermediate & Advanced Ballet I 3.00
DNC 124 Intermediate & Advanced Ballet II 3.00
History Elective (3 credits)
Choose one course from following:
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3.00
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3.00
ART 64 Medieval Art 3.00
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3.00
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3.00
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3.00
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ART 75 American Art 3.00
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts 3.00
ART 78 Asian Art 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Dance Elective: 1 credit

General Arts Concentration
General Arts Group (6 credits)
Choose two courses from the following:
ARM 61 Anatomy of a Museum 3.00
ARM 62 Principles and Practices of the Music Industry 3.00
ARM 64 Theatre and Dance Management 3.00
BDST 58 Television Station Management 3.00
THE 111 Theatre and Dance Management 3.00
Twenty four credits from any of the following areas are required:
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Art
  • Computer Graphics
  • Photography
  • Communication and Media Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Oral Communications
  • Arts Management
  • Dance
  • Cinema
  • Art Education
Required General Arts Concentration Elective Courses (6 credits)
Choose two courses from the following:
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3.00
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3.00
ART 64 Medieval Art 3.00
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3.00
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3.00
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3.00
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ART 75 American Art 3.00
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts 3.00
ART 78 Asian Art 3.00
ART 79 History of Photography 3.00
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3.00
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3.00
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ART 92 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
BDST 1 Introduction to Broadcasting 3.00
CIN 1 The Art of the Film/1900-1930 3.00
CIN 2 The Art of the Film/1931 to Present 3.00
CIN 3 Major Forces in the Cinema 3.00
CIN 4 Major Figures in the Cinema 3.00
CMA 1 Introduction to Mass Communication Theory 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
THE 143 Shakespeare in Performance 3.00
THE 149 History of Style 3.00

Visual Arts Concentration
Visual Arts Required Courses (18 credits)
ARM 61 Anatomy of a Museum 3.00
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art 2 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
Visual Arts Concentration Elective Courses
Visual Arts Elective Courses List 1 (9 credits)
Choose three courses from the following:
ART 5 Introduction to Basic Drawing 3.00
ART 11 Life Drawing I 3.00
ART 13 Painting 1 3.00
ART 19 Photography 3.00
ART 19A Photography 3.00
ART 21 Printmaking 3.00
ART 31 Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture 1 3.00
ART 35 Sculpture 1 3.00
ART 43 Watercolor 3.00
Visual Arts Elective Courses List 2 (3 credits)
Choose any one ART course
Other History Elective Courses (6 credits)
Choose two courses from the following:
BDST 1 Introduction to Broadcasting 3.00
CIN 1 The Art of the Film/1900-1930 3.00
CIN 2 The Art of the Film/1931 to Present 3.00
CIN 3 Major Forces in the Cinema 3.00
CIN 4 Major Figures in the Cinema 3.00
CIN 11 History of World Cinema 3.00
CIN 303 Film & Society 3.00
CIN 304 Film & Society 3.00
CMA 1 Introduction to Mass Communication Theory 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
THE 143 Shakespeare in Performance 3.00
THE 148 The History of American Musical Comedy 3.00
THE 149 History of Style 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 120
Minimum Liberal Arts Credits: 41
Minimum Major Credits: 79
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.00
Minimum Major GPA: 2.00


CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean