(18-19 semester hours)
Given the challenges for artists and arts organizations to survive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for educated arts managers is increasing. The practice of arts management is a synthesis of art, creativity, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship. The minor will prepare students to balance aesthetic understanding with specialized skills in generating income, managing boards, stimulating public access, and sustaining the mission and vision of organizations whose primary purpose is the delivery, presentation, and preservation of arts and culture. These skills are applicable to arts councils, museums, community art centers, galleries, orchestras, theatres, creative enterprises or starting an arts venture.
A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all courses in this minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). This minor has two options: one for business majors and one for fine arts majors. Students planning to take this minor should consult with the appropriate advisor (see below).
This interdisciplinary minor is a collaborative effort between the College of Creative Arts and the Farmer School of Business. Admission to most Farmer School of Business minors is limited and the respective departments are responsible for managing their enrollments. Students may enroll in a maximum of two Farmer School of Business minors. Some minors are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis while others have entry restrictions or requirements. Therefore, to increase the likelihood of gaining entry into a FSB minor, interested students should contact the department offering the minor as early as possible in their academic careers. Completion of a FSB minor may require taking coursework during summer and winter terms and/or online.