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Arts Administration - Minor in Arts Administration

Program Info
The Arts Administration minor, a 24 credit hour program at Morehead State University, provides management skills in the arts and non-profit sector in preparation for future career opportunities.
 
Arts Administration is a viable and expanding career option for fine and performing artists who seek alternative professional arts opportunities in addition to performance and exhibition.  Students with majors in the humanities, education, and business would also benefit from the program. The minor trains students to manage organizations and programming focused on enriching lives culturally, educationally, and socially for the greater civic good.  Arts organizations serve and develop communities through shared experiences, life-long learning, and open and expansive dialogue on unfamiliar issues and cultures.
 
In addition to focusing on management, finance, public relations, marketing and legal coursework, the minor through its “Intro to Arts Administration” course develops foundational knowledge and skills relating to arts and social sector non-profit organizations.  These skills include community organizing and advocacy; grant writing and fundraising; volunteer development and board relations; educational, cultural programming and access; strategic planning and governance structures; and organizational and program assessment.
 
Professional practice is embedded into the minor, including field experiences through two practicums tailored to students’ interests, service learning, and instructional interaction with arts administrators are integral elements to the program.

All curriculum information for this program can be found by selecting the "Curriculum Map" tab above.

Accreditations

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - SACS

Morehead State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

Minor in Arts Administration
Arts Administration
The Arts Administration Minor prepares program graduates for careers within the arts and social sector organizations. 
 
According to Americans for the Arts, in 2010 the nonprofit arts and culture industry generated approximately $135.2 billion in economic activity annually, and supports more than 4.1 million jobs nationally.    Specific to Kentucky, arts organizations and businesses employ over 24,000 people, and arts programming contribute over $425 million of Kentucky’s annual gross state product.
 
Career opportunities at cultural and social sector non-profits include positions in leadership, grant writing and fundraising, marketing and public relations, cultural and educational programming, community advocacy and organizing, and project management.
 
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Admission to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).

Contact program advisor, Jennifer Reis.
Address:
108 Claypool-Young Art Bldg
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351-1689

Primary Phone: 606.783.5446
Secondary Phone: 606.783.2766

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