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Indiana University Bloomington

Arts Administration

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Undergraduate Program

School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University

The Arts Administration program of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to offer two programs for undergraduates, the Certificate in Arts Administration and the Bachelors of Science in Arts Management.

The Bachelor of Science in Arts Management (BSAM) degree provides undergraduate students with the background and skills necessary to function in the management aspects of the arts industry. Graduates of this degree program are prepared to seek entry level careers in areas such as: development and donor relations, marketing, audience development and public relations, artistic direction and programming, financial management, volunteer coordination, arts education, public policy, and advocacy.

The Certificate in Arts Administration is a useful complement for undergraduate students majoring in the arts who want a better understanding of management issues in arts organizations and performing and visual arts venues. This 21-hour certificate gives the arts major a solid background in legal issues in the arts, management, and arts administration courses to assist their professional goals as performers or artists. Should their arts careers take a different path, the Certificate in Arts Administration will also help prepare the student for further graduate study in Arts Administration and entry-level positions as arts managers.

For more information on the Certificate in Arts Administration and the Bachelors of Science in Arts Management degree please visit the SPEA website.