Arts Management Minor through AAD Program
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. Students from diverse disciplines—including Theatre, Music, Dance, Art, Education, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Business, English and Family and Human Services—minor in Arts Management in order to expand their knowledge of the wide variety of management careers available in the arts sector. Steeped in a culturally democratic orientation, the UO Arts & Administration Program emphasizes the importance of participation by all citizens in community-based arts programs and believes in the value of arts leaders to promote the arts as integral to the everyday life of the community and to building a sense of the unique character of place.
The Arts Management Minor emphasizes the cultural, economic, social, and ethical environment in which the arts thrive. Coursework in arts administration focuses on arts philosophy, arts education, cultural programming, management, funding, and business development as core areas of competency paired with specialized courses in the visual arts, performing arts, and community arts management.
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 & Human Values***
AAD 251 Art & Visual Literacy***
AAD 252 Art & Gender***
Choose One (1) Capstone Course From:
AAD 475 Performing Arts Industry
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 that can be selected from those on the other side of this page.
Contact Tina Rinaldi, Arts Management Minor Advisor, email@example.com for more information.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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.
*Name change to Arts Management Minor, effective Fall 2013 with UO Senate Approval. Previously known as the Community Arts Minor.
** 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.