Arts Management Minor

For information, contact Todd Stuart, 228 Center for Performing Arts,, 513-529-2371. A high school diploma is required for admission to the Arts Management minor. 

Given the challenges for artists and arts and cultural organizations to survive in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for educated managers is increasing. The practice of Arts Management is a synthesis of art, creativity, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship. The minor 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 creative enterprises.

A minimum overall 2.00 GPA is required for courses in a minor. All courses, except the internship, must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit).

Program Requirements

(18 or 19 semester hours)

Core Courses - 9 semester hours
Select the following:
CCA 201Introduction to Arts Management3
CCA 401Strategic Planning for the Arts3
Select three hours of the following:3
Arts Management Practicum
Arts Marketing
Arts Engagement
Financial Managenent in the Arts
Development and Fundraising in the Arts
Arts Entrepreneurship
Arts Venture Creation
Track - 9 or 10 semester hours
Choose one of four tracks. FSB Majors choose Track 4.
Track 1 - General Business
Select three of the following:9
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models
Introduction to Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Management & Leadership
Introduction to Management for Non-business Majors
Principles of Marketing
Track 2 - Miami Prime Business Intensive
Select all three of the following:9
Macro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Micro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Business Process Integration
Track 3 - Entrepreneurship
Select all four of the following:10
Entrepreneurship Foundations
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models
Entrepreneurial Value Creation and Capture
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Organization
Track 4 - Creative Arts
FSB Majors must take this track. This track is not open to CCA Majors
Select nine hours of the following:9
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
The Diverse Worlds of Music
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 repeatable more than once.
Collegiate Chorale
Men's Glee Club
Symphony Orchestra
Marching Band
Symphony Band
Wind Ensemble
Chamber Music - Piano
Jazz Ensemble
Steel Band
Miami University Percussion Ensemble
Chamber Music Strings
Chamber Music Winds
Chamber Singers
Basketball/Hockey Band
In Track 4, students may substitute other ARC, ART, CCA, MUS, or THE courses with prior approval of the Director of Arts Management & Entreprenuership.
Total Credit Hours18 or 19 hours