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Performing Arts Management

The Performing Arts Management Programs are comprehensive interdisciplinary programs designed to prepare students for careers in the multi-faceted and extensive industry embracing administration of not-for-profit arts organizations, commercial music management, music licensing, music entrepreneurship, music festival management, and related areas of cultural management and policy.

The programs have been designed to provide students a broad understanding of the performing arts management industry; insight into the theories and principles associated with arts management; and a proficiency in the practical application of necessary business skills.

Faculty


There are two distinct Performing Arts Management degrees, suited for students with specific backgrounds and career objectives.
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performing Arts Management, Minor in Business Administration
    Admission to the BM program is contingent upon a successful audition to the School of Music, interview with the program faculty, and submission of a writing sample. This program is suited for students interested in developing their music ability at the highest level and gaining the insight and skills necessary for a career in the music industry.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Performing Arts Management, Minor in Business Administration - coming soon
    Admission to the BS program is contingent upon an interview with the program faculty, submission of a writing sample, and satisfactory completion of a music theory diagnostic test. This program is suited for students interested in acquiring the insight and skills necessary for a career in the music industry within the environment of an active and vibrant music performance center. 
    • ​This new degree program is anticipated to begin in Fall 2018. Those interested in this program should select the Bachelor of Music option when completing their application until this new degree offering is officially listed online.