ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Arts Administration at Goucher?
The demands of the arts manager has grown more sophisticated (beyond connoisseurship), and requires formalized training. The best preparation for a career in arts administration is an academic background enhanced by practical, professional experience. However, most arts administrators learned "on the job" and only 20% of working professionals ever completed coursework in arts administration at the undergraduate level. Goucher is among only a handful of schools in the United States that offers a packaged program of arts administration courses for undergraduates.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
Goucher's Arts Administration Program prepares students to pursue professional careers related to managing, producing, and advancing the cultural arts. All core courses feature guest speakers of working arts administrators, which reinforces course content and connects students to working professionals. Learning is based on real-life case studies of existing organizations, and students complete assignments similar to arts administrators, such as writing or creating mission statements, fundraising letters, budgets, business plan/grant proposals, and organizational assessments or evaluations. Learn More
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
Students who pursue a concentration in arts administration complete a minimum of 27 credits (chosen in consultation with the program to cover historical, theoretical and studio work) and supplement their program with three courses in arts administration and four in economics and business management. Please note that each program's requirements vary, and some programs offer reduced credits within their majors to accommodate the additional arts administration courses. Please refer to the academic catalog for more details.
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