ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Arts Management 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 management 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 management at the undergraduate level. Goucher is among only a handful of schools in the United States that offers a packaged program of arts management courses for undergraduates.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

Goucher's Arts Management 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 management 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 management 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 management courses. Please refer to the academic catalog for more details.

Course Curriculum


Program Contact
Michael Curry

Affiliate Faculty
Mark Hiller, Elisa Koehler, Daniel Marcus, Matthew McConville, April Oettinger

Opportunities & Internships


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.