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Arts Administration

Arts Administration Majors

The undergraduate program at Butler focuses on a combination of skills and education in a specific arts discipline (dance, music or theatre) and a strong concentration of study in business, public relations and advertising. The program also includes instruction in the specifics of arts management, including fund-raising, audience development, organizational structure, community engagement and personnel management. A required component of the program is a six-credit internship in an established arts organization.

Degrees Available (Beginning Fall 2020)

Degrees Available (Beginning Fall 2019)

Degrees Available (Beginning Fall 2018)

Degrees Available (Pre-Fall 2018)

For a description of the following courses, visit the Course Catalog or the PDF iconArts Administration Bulletin.

Classroom Experience: 128 credit hours

Core Curriculum: 24 credit hours
University required Core Curriculum

Courses in the Arts: 30 credit hours
Arts courses according to your intended concentration (art, art history, dance, music, theatre and general)

Courses in Business/Journalism: 22 credit hours

  • Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Information Management (Computer Skills)
  • Journalism & Strategic Communications
  • 3 hours in business electives: Law, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Business Ethics, etc.

Courses in Arts Administration: 26 credit hours

  • Survey of Arts Administration
  • Arts Administration Seminars
  • Special Topics in Arts Administration
  • Internship in Arts Administration
  • Arts Administration Independent Study

General Electives: 26 credit hours

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum.  Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.