Goucher's arts administration coursework prepares students who want to pursue professional activities or careers related to managing, producing, or advancing the cultural arts, either in the for-profit or nonprofit sector.

Students who pursue a concentration in arts administration major in art, dance, music, or theatre (completing a minimum of 27 credits that are chosen in consultation with the department and that cover both historical/theoretical and studio work) and then supplement that major with three courses in arts administration and four in economics and business management. The courses in the major provide a solid foundation in an art form, and the additional courses enhance knowledge appropriate to the student's interest in arts administration.


Some students complete their major in an art form, add the concentration, and pursue either a minor or a major in business management. Only those completing a major in the arts, however, are eligible for the official designation of Concentration in Arts Administration. The courses in arts administration may also be taken independently of the concentration.

Requirements include:

  • EC 101
  • BUS 110
  • BUS 120
  • BUS 170
  • BUS 229
  • BUS 270
  • BUS 375

Other recommended courses are:

  • COM 101/THE 105
  • EC 102
  • ENG 206
  • BUS 320

Goucher is among only a handful of schools in the United States that offer a packaged program of arts administration courses for undergraduates.

For more information, click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Alison Cahen Lohr, instructor and program adviser of the concentration.

The college also offers a master of arts in arts administration. For more information about the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program, click here.