Arts Management Co-Major

Given the challenges for artists, arts, and cultural organizations to survive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for educated arts managers is increasing. The practice of arts management is a synthesis of art, creativity, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship. The co-major will prepare students to balance aesthetic understanding with specialized skills in generating income, managing boards, stimulating public access, and sustaining the mission and vision of organizations whose primary purpose is the delivery, presentation, and preservation of arts and culture. These skills are applicable to arts councils, museums, community art centers, galleries, orchestras, theatres, and other creative enterprises.

A minimum overall 2.00 GPA is required for courses in the co-major. All courses except the internship must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). A high school diploma is required for admission to the co-major. 

For information, contact Todd Stuart, Director of Arts Management, 129 Center for Performing Arts, 513-529-2371.

Program Requirements

(30-31 semester hours)

Core courses:
CCA 111Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking3
CCA 201Introduction to Arts Management3
CCA 302Arts Marketing1.5
CCA 303Arts Engagement1.5
CCA 304Financial Managenent in the Arts1.5
CCA 305Development and Fundraising in the Arts1.5
CCA 306Arts Entrepreneurship1.5
CCA 307Arts Venture Creation1.5
CCA 256Arts Management Practicum3
or CCA 340 Internship
CCA 401Strategic Planning for the Arts3
Select a track9-10
Select 9 hours of the following:
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Management & Leadership
Select the following:
Macro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Micro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Business Process Integration
Students must declare the Entrepreneurship thematic sequence to have access to this option.
Select the following:
Entrepreneurship Foundations
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models
Entrepreneurial Value Creation and Capture
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Organization
Farmer School of Business majors must take this track. Not open to College of Creative Arts majors.
Students can substitute other ARC, ART, CCA, MUS or THE courses or workshops not on the list with approval of the Director of Arts Management.
Select nine hours of the following:
Introduction to Architecture
Global Design
Ideas in Architecture
Introduction to Landscape and Urban Design
Principles of Environmental Systems
History of Architecture I
History of Architecture II
Color Theory and Practice
Creative Practices in New Technology
Problem Solving
Technical Drawing
Design and Composition
Observational Drawing
Beginning Glass
Beginning Sewing I
Beginning Digital Photography
Pre-Communication Design
Beginning Drawing
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Metals
Basic Woodworking
History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
History of Western Dress
Introduction to Art Education
Global Perspectives on Dress
Beginning Ballet
Modern Dance
Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking
Museums and Collections: Beyond the Curio Cabinet
Museums Today: Content, Practices and Audiences
Understanding Jazz, Its History and Context
Global Music for the I-Pod
Great Ideas in Western Music
Music Technologies
And the Beat Goes On. . . The History of Rock and Roll
Enter the Diva: Women in Music
Introduction to Theatre: Drama and Analysis
Acting for the Non-Major: Text and Performance
Experiencing Theatre
Music Ensembles (no course below is repeatable more than once):
Collegiate Chorale
Men's Glee Club
Symphony Orchestra
Marching Band
Symphony Band
Wind Ensemble
Chamber Music Strings
Chamber Music - Piano
Jazz Ensemble
Miami University Percussion Ensemble
Steel Band
Chamber Singers
Chamber Music Winds
Basketball/Hockey Band
Total Credit Hours30-31