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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.

Degree Programs

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
    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. 

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