Music administration provides students with the background and skills necessary to function in the management aspect of the arts industry. We offer a bachelor of arts (BA) in music administration, which is paired with a minor in business administration, entrepreneurship, management, or world business. The music administration degree prepares students for management positions with orchestras, local and state arts councils, performing arts venues, artist agencies, and other related positions in the music industry. The emphasis is on nonprofit organization management.
Curricula include lab courses such as management of music activities, in which students experience actual concert management from box office to backstage. Other lab courses include arts development and fundraising, exploration of careers in concert/commercial music, legal issues in the arts as well as a required internship with a local arts organization the final semester. Per request, special topics could include computer applications for arts organizations, museum management, and marketing the arts.
For more information on music administration courses for undergraduates, please see the UA undergraduate catalog.