Arts Administration Minor

The minor in arts administration is designed to give students in the fine and performing arts a base knowledge and skill set that can be applied to a wide range of job opportunities related to arts management and administration. It has also been created for students enrolled in the Peter T. Paul School of Business, as well as majors in other disciplines, to expand their knowledge base in the fine and performing arts area of their greatest interest. These courses are combined with specific classes in arts administration to prepare students for opportunities within the non-profit and for-profit arts sectors. Students who major in theatre or one if its theatre or dance options may minor in arts administration provided no more than 8 credits are used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.

Contact Michael Wood, (603) 862-3038,

Required Courses
ACC 501Survey of Accounting4
or ADMN 502 Financial Accounting
MKTG 530Survey of Marketing4
or ADMN 585 Marketing
THDA 541Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship4
Elective Courses8
For students pursuing majors in The Peter T Paul School of Business or the fine and performing arts division of COLA: Two elective courses from the following list (electives must be taken outside your home college unless indicated). For all other students, two elective courses from the following list. At least one elective course must be in the fine or performing arts.
Topics in Art History
Introduction to Art History
Principles of Design 1
Introductory Drawing
Introductory Digital Photography
Topics in Management (Thinking Like an Entrepreneur, Negotiations)
Leadership in the 21st Century
Human Resource Management
Promotion and Advertising
Foundations of Personal Selling
Topics in Marketing (Understanding Your Customer)
Personal Finance
Introduction to the Art of Acting
Ballet I
Theatre Dance I
Stage Properties
Stage Lighting Design and Execution
Acting The Song
Stage Management
Internship in Theatre and Dance 2
Total Credits20