BA in Arts Management

Through the BA in Arts Management major, students will study the issues, problems and policy interventions impacting the contemporary arts and cultural industries, develop business and managerial skills for professional decision making in arts and cultural organizations, and practice creative and critical thinking, opportunity recognition and entrepreneurship in various arts and cultural environments. Students will understand the professional role and responsibilities of successful creative individuals in contemporary society. The Arts Management major requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work offered in the departments of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, Management, Finance, and Accounting. All course prerequisites apply.

For more information on the Arts Management major and coursework, please review our PDF icon Arts Management Major 2018-2019 Handbook.

Internships in Arts Management

Arts Management majors are required to complete at least one program internship. Additional internships are strongly encouraged and likely to fulfill upper division electives. To get started on your internship search, please visit Career Services. Our affiliate center, The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, has additionally partnered with local arts organizations to offer competitive internship opportunities. Students in our program have recently completed internship programs at the following companies:

Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA)
Columbus Museum of Art
Dublin Arts Council
Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance

For graduate employment information, visit our Alumni/Donors page

Career and Internship Opportunities from FutureLink

All Columbus campus Arts and Sciences majors are granted a FutureLink account upon enrollment. To activate your account, go to This free resource provides a direct link to employers that want to recruit you!