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Arts Administration

Applying to Arts Administration

Information about the application and interview process for the Arts Administration Department is in the tabs below. 

Questions? Contact the JCA Admission office at or 317-940-9656.

Application Process for first year incoming applicants

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

Additionally, Arts Administration students are required to complete or submit:

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

Information on these additional requirements are emailed to prospective students after the Butler Application or Common App is submitted. 

Admission Deadlines

November 1: Early Action Deadline

February 1: Regular Decision Deadline

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Begin your application by visiting the Office of Admission website.

Interview Dates and Details

  • December 4, 2020
  • January 22, 2021
  • February 15, 2021

Students applying for Arts Administration Art and Art History:  we will schedule your Arts Administration interview either on one of the above mentioned dates or electronically - whichever you prefer.

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.

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 only after all required application materials have been submitted. Please contact the JCA Admission office 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.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial assistance may come from several different sources. Butler offers two types of scholarships that are awarded as part of the application and audition process. 

Academic scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate a strong record of academic excellence in high school. 
Jordan College of the Arts Awards may be awarded to students who display promise in the performing arts.

Jordan College of the Arts Awards for arts administration

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) Awards in arts administration are merit-based awards available for arts administration majors only. Students will be considered for a JCA Award during their interview. All interviews completed prior to February 19, 2020 will be considered for a JCA Award. Notification of any award available to the student will be communicated in mid-March.
Butler also offers additional types of scholarships that require a separate application and interview. We also accept scholarships from outside sources. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid website to learn more about financial aid options and other scholarship opportunities for incoming students.