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Arts Administration

Applying to Arts Administration

When applying to the Jordan College of the Arts as an incoming first year applicant, students are required to submit the standard application process outlined on the Office of Admission website.

Additionally, Arts Administration students are required to complete:

  • An Arts Administration Supplement including a short paragraph on why you want to major in Arts Administration
  • An on-campus personal interview; Arts Administration Music and Arts Administration Theatre applicants are required to complete an interview and an audition

Information on these next step are emailed to prospective students after the Butler Application or Common Application is submitted. 

Admission Deadlines

November 1: Early Action Deadline

February 1: Regular Decision Deadline

To access the application for admission, click here.

2018-2019 Interview Days

  • November 30, 2018
  • January 18, 2019 (Washington DC area)
  • February 8, 2019

Students applying to Arts Administration Music or Theatre: we will schedule your Arts Administration interview on the same day as your audition. Please choose the audition day that fits best into your schedule.

All interviews completed by February 15, 2019 are considered for a Jordan College of the Arts Award. If possible, please attend our on-campus interviews so you can get to know our students and facilities on the beautiful Butler campus. If you are unable to come to Indianapolis for your interview, we are willing to schedule an electronic interview for you. Please contact Amy Barnes at to request this type of interview.

On Campus Interview Day Information
The on-campus interview day is a full-day visit which includes meeting current students and department administration, a financial aid Q&A session, and an optional Butler campus tour in addition to your personal interview. The personal interview is a 30-45 minute conversation about your artistic experiences, educational goals, career aspirations, and how Arts Administration fits into them.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance may come from several sources. Merit scholarships and talent awards are offered to students who demonstrate a strong record of academic excellence in high school or display promise in the performing arts. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid website to learn more about aid options. 

For questions or additional information, contact Amy Barnes, Associate Director of Recruitment, Jordan College of the Arts at 317-940-9656 or