The Arts Administration program at Bellarmine University provides an interdisciplinary education that prepares well-rounded students for employment as professional administrators in the fine and performing arts. The degree offers a practical education
in management and leadership, with a strong foundation in both art and business. Majors in the program earn a minor in Business Administration and take a range of courses in arts administration, studio arts, theatre, and music, with an in-depth exploration
of their chosen artistic discipline. A minimum of two or more guaranteed internship placements present each student with valuable real-world experiences that further prepare them for careers within public and private cultural organizations
The Arts Administration Program at Bellarmine University seeks to provide a practical interdisciplinary education that develops well-rounded students seeking employment in any of the arts disciplines as professional arts administrators. The degree provides
an education in arts management and leadership based on a strong foundation in the arts and in the context of increasing social, technological, and economic change. The program stresses the premise that art, education, and administration combined
make a significant contribution to the total human endeavor.
Developed to meet the growing demand for professionals in the field who possess strong business and communication skills coupled with artistic sensibilities, this program prepares the student for a future in management in the arts. Programs are designed
to satisfy the student’s artistic orientation in fine arts, music, or theatre. Classroom experiences are enhanced by two required internships, which provide the student with practical work experience and an early entry into his or her chosen
Arts Administration graduates will
- Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and management of arts organizations.
- Demonstrate a facility with entrepreneurial thinking and the ability to both develop and implement strategic planning in pursuit of the mission of an arts organization.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize how cultural context shapes the legal, ethical, and financial realities that face art institutions and how these institutions are impacted by matters of public policy.
- Demonstrate the ability to express their ideas clearly and professionally in written and oral communication.
Association of Arts Administration Educators
University is a proud member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE). This organization brings together the world's leading arts administration programs, providing resources to arts administration educators for curriculum development,
teaching and enrichment purposes. AAAE is an invaluable resource to our students and a fierce advocate for the arts nationally.
Bellarmine University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.