University of Oregon

Arts and Administration Program

Degree Programs

Due to program realignment and restructuring, the Arts and Administration program is in the process of merging with the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

As part of this merger, undergraduate and graduate programs of study are being modified. Information on this website will be updated through summer, 2017. For more information, please contact

The Arts and Administration Program - the first and largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest - combines knowledge in the visual and performing arts with social, cultural, managerial, and educational concerns that pertain to administering both nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations and programs. Arts management is a multidisciplinary field, dedicated to increasing opportunities in arts and culture for individuals and society. A growing group of scholars critically examines issues in the arts and society from community to international-policy levels. Study of these issues is vital to effective arts management for cultural preservation and professional advancement of the arts in the United States and abroad.

The program offers an undergraduate minor in arts management and master of arts (M.A.) or master of science (M.S.) degrees in arts management.