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Arts Administration

Why Butler's Arts Administration Program?

Our Arts Administration program is one of the oldest and most comprehensive in the nation. We’re a community of doers, dedicated to supporting the arts by putting audiences in front of artists.

Course work combines in-depth study of a chosen art form with classes in business, non-profit management, and communications to prepare graduates for the many varied opportunities in a career advocating for the arts.

At the heart of the rich arts and cultural community of Indianapolis, we have partnerships and connections with dozens of organizations around the city. Butler is also home to the Butler Arts Collaborative, a group of 6 arts organizations, which include Indianapolis Children’s Choir, Dance Kaleidoscope, American Pianists Association, Indianapolis Opera, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. The community connections enrich the student experience as well as can help to create a tremendous professional network after graduation.