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Bachelor Degree

The Arts Management major is designed for students planning a career in arts and cultural institutions, arts councils and agencies, or in for-profit arts organizations. The program prepares students professionally through several areas of study: cultural policy, or as agents in public or government support systems for the arts; arts administration, or as leaders and managers in nonprofit presenting and performing organizations; and in arts entrepreneurship, or as individual proprietors of for-profit art organizations. All graduates of the Arts Management program receive a bachelor’s degree or BA.

There are a minimum of 36 credit hours required for this major. Students must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA and a minimum grade of a C- is required for a course to be counted in the major (course work graded Pass/Non-Pass does not count towards the major).

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts in Art Management program and curriculum, view our major curriculum sheet.

To hear from an alumna of our program, Lydia Simon, view the video below.

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 the ASC Center for Career and Professional Success. Our affiliate center, The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, has additionally partnered with local arts organizations to offer competitive project-based internship opportunities. Students in our program have recently completed internship programs with organizations like the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), Columbus Museum of Art, Dublin Arts Council, and Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance.