Arts administration is a rapidly expanding profession in performance and institutional arts organizations, including museums and galleries; in community or regional centers for the arts; and in government, corporate, and foundation agencies that are concerned with the development of the arts. Students who pursue a concentration in arts administration take a major or minor in one of the arts and supplement that major or minor with courses in arts administration and business management. The courses in the major or minor provide a solid foundation in an art form. The additional courses enhance knowledge appropriate to the student’s interest in arts administration. The courses in arts administration may also be taken independently of the concentration.
The Concentration is open to students majoring or minoring in the arts: those students housed in the Center for Art and Media, those in the Center for Dance, Music and Theater as well as art historians who are housed in the Center for the Humanities.
Other courses may be eligible with approval from program director
The frequent guest lecturers from the field can also be of assistance in arranging internships.
It is recognized that the best preparation for a career in arts administration is an academic background enhanced by practical, professional experience. Students have extensive opportunities for rewarding internships. Goucher is strategically located, with access to numerous arts organizations in the Baltimore-Washington area, as well as in New York and other cities.