University of Oregon
Arts and Administration Program

Arts Management Minor through AAD Program


Program Overview

MasksStudents from all UO majors can minor in arts management. The Arts Management Minor is designed for students with an interest in participating in, leading, and managing arts organizations and activities across the arts sector.

Participatory Learning Experiences in the form of practicums with local arts organizations provide students with hands‐on learning opportunities that extend classroom learning into the community and provide students with important professional experiences and connections.

Course requirements encourage students to see the relationships between arts and culture, ethnicity, politics, economics, education, class, gender, age, and occupation. Students graduating with an Arts Management Minor are prepared to work in a variety of settings within the arts sector and to successfully implement methodologies for arts program development and arts administration across a range of formal and informal, for-profit, nonprofit and public arts organizations within a community.

The Arts Management Minor requires 28 credits** with grades of C+ or better.
A minimum of 20 credits must come from AAD courses. Up to 8 upper-division credits may come from your major area, with specific approval by the Arts Management Minor advisor.

AAD 312 Arts Management

At least one course taken from
AAD 250 Art and Human Values (Group-satisfying course, arts and letters, Multi-cultural course, identity, pluralism, and tolerance)***
AAD 251 The Arts and Visual Literacy (Group-satisfying course, arts and letters, Multi-cultural course, identity, pluralism, and tolerance)***
AAD 252 Art and Gender (Group-satisfying course, arts and letters, Multi-cultural course, identity, pluralism, and tolerance)***

Choose one capstone course from
AAD 410 Planning Interpretive Exhibits
AAD 451 Community Cultural Development

Students pursuing the Arts Management Minor complete a variety upper-division courses offered through the Arts and Administration (AAD) Program, such as the following:

AAD 301 Understanding Arts and Creative Sectors (Group-satisfying course, arts and letters)
AAD 315 Funding the Arts
AAD 409 Practicum: (student selected with local organizations)
AAD 409 Practicum: Film Festival Operations I
AAD 409 Practicum: Film Festival Operations II
AAD 420 Event Management
AAD 421 Cultural Programming
AAD 429 Museum Education
AAD 430 Youth Arts Curriculum and Methods
AAD 471 Performing Arts Management
AAD 472 Artistic Administration in the Performing Arts


Arts Management Minor students may pursue a participatory learning experience through Practicum credits. Practicums provide an opportunity to "apprentice" with local arts organizations to gain hands-on experience. Examples of past student practicum’s include:

City of Eugene Cultural Services: Public Art Program
Maude Kerns Art Center: Education Program and Marketing; Artists Services Program
Lord Leebrick Theatre Co: Assistant to Managing and Artistic Directors
Eugene Opera: Guest Artists Relations
Springfield Museum: Collections Digitization
Jacobs Gallery: Publicity and Exhibitions
Bioneers Conference: Art and Film Coordinator
UO Foundation: Administrative Assistant
Eugene Glass School: Administrative Assistant
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art: Collection Intern
Oregon Bach Festival: Community Steering Committee
Arts Umbrella, Inc.: Development Director

Applying for the Arts Management Minor

Prospective students must apply to pursue an Arts Mngement Minor. The advisor for the Arts Mnagement Minor is Tina Rinaldi, Managing Director of the Arts and Administration Program. Contact Ms. Rinaldi ( to notify her of your interest in the minor, and to set up a meeting to discuss whether the Arts Management Minor might meet your educational, professional, and personal goals.

Application Deadline

Students may apply for the Arts Mangement Minor at any point in their undergraduate study, provided that there is adequate time for the completion of minor requirements.

How to Declare an Arts Mangement Minor

  1. Meet with Arts Managemnt Minor advisor, Tina Rinaldi (
  2. Download the Arts Mangement Minor Packet.
  3. Fill out the Notice of Intent to Add a Minor and bring it with you to your first meeting.
  4. Meet regularly with your advisor.

** All AAD courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.

*** This course is also taught online each term.
Requirements of the minor and availability of courses may change without notice.

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