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Arts Administration

Arts Administration Internships & Careers


A major component of this degree is the experiential learning provided through internships and independent study. Arts Administration students have had internships with the following institutions:

  • Chicago Lyric Opera
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • International Violin Competition
  • Spoleto
  • American Dance Festival
  • Music at Menlo
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Irish Repertory Theatre
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • LA Opera
  • Sarasota Ballet
  • Drum Corp International
  • Indianapolis Symphony


Butler University's Arts Administration program prepares students for a future in the management of arts organizations and/or graduate study. Arts Administration graduates have over a 90% placement success and many of the jobs come about as a result of the required arts administration internship. Some of the organizations our graduates have found employment with include the following:

  • Actor's Theater Louisville
  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
  • Boston Lyric Opera
  • Butler University - Advancement
  • Cardinal Health Los Angeles
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Indianapolis Arts Center
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • Yale Repertory Theatre
  • Indy Parks
  • Muskegon (MI) Art Museum