Jordan College of the Arts
Arts Administration Program

History of the Arts Administration Program

In response to a growing need to broaden the career opportunities for JCA students, Butler established the Arts Administration program in the late 1970s. Today, over 80 students study arts administration at Butler. With internship opportunities across the country and alumni working at some of the top cultural organizations in the nation, Butler Arts Administration graduates are prepared to face the challenges of bringing the arts to a new generation.

Objectives & Goals

The program combines study in the arts and humanities with concentrations in business and communication. The program is designed to provide all students with a strong undergraduate liberal arts education, a basic understanding of the business world and comprehensive education in the disciplines of the arts. The arts management course work brings together diverse areas of study into a cohesive philosophy for professional preparation. This program provides educational opportunity and training for students seeking to manage or administer creative endeavors.

  • To provide comprehensive undergraduate liberal arts education which integrates the arts with business skills.
  • To prepare students for a career working with a wide variety of artists and non-profit arts organizations.
  • To offer opportunities for students to learn and develop skills through experimental learning experiences, including internships, practicum and special projects with small and large arts organizations.

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Arts Administration Program

Lilly Hall
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Director: Susan Zurbuchen
szurbuch@butler.edu
(317) 940-9463