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Arts Administration

Arts Administration Minor

The arts administration minor is designed to help prepare students for management in the arts industry. It gives students an overview of the application of specific administrative issues to the arts: communication, public relations, writing, development, policy, education, planning, outreach, and management for arts organizations. This minor can be combined with any major and minor.

Arts Administration Minor Requirements
(18 credits)

ARTS 2600 - Introduction to Arts Administration (3 credits)

This course introduces basic principles, theories, concepts, processes and practices relating to organizations in the arts industry. Emphasis will be placed on the structure of the arts industry, leadership in the arts industry, staffing, volunteerism, fundraising, and intellectual property. Prerequisite: COMP 1500 or COMP 1500H. 

ARTS 3600 - Advanced Arts Administration (3 credits)

This course applies the basic principles, theories, concepts, processes and practices of arts administration to the creation and management of various types of arts organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on audience development, special event planning, program planning, financial planning, proposal writing, grant writing and advocacy. Prerequisites: ARTS 2600; COMP 2000, COMP 2010, or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H.

COMM 3200 - Principles of Public Relations (3 credits)

This course focuses on the nature, role, and scope of public relations on national and international levels. Topics introduced are organizational behavior and the ways in which it is shaped, public relations ethics, public relations practice in private and public arenas, emphasizing management and public relations strategy. Prerequisites: COMM 2040 and COMP 2000 or COMP 2010 or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H.

MGT 2050 - Principles of Management (3 credits)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates. 

WRIT 3150 - Business Writing (3 credits)

This course focuses on techniques for effective communication in global business environments. Students learn various strategies for writing letters, memos, proposals, electronic communication, and other types of writing in the workplace. Prerequisite: COMP 2000 or COMP 2000H or COMP 2020. 

Any 3000/4000-level ARTS, MUSC, or THEA course (3 credits)

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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