Arts Administration Concentration & Minor
The Arts & Visual Culture major – Arts Administration concentration and Arts Administration minor serve those who aspire to work in a museum, performing arts company, non-profit organization or other cultural institutions.
Become a Leader in the Business of Art
Combining knowledge of business and cultural organizations, the arts administration concentration explores topics like the role of arts in society, management strategies, funding venues, and legal and ethical issues in the arts.
It prepares students for careers and graduate study.
This preparation begins right away. Our first-year arts administration students investigate topics including:
- The role of arts in society
- Management strategies
- Funding venues
- Legal and ethical issues in the arts
Students may also find that arts administration fits well as a double major with business or communication. The major is also easily combined with a business administration minor.
Arts & Visual Culture, B.A., Arts Administration Concentration
The Arts & Visual Culture major with a concentration in Arts Administration requires the completion of five core courses and six arts administration courses, including a capstone course.
Arts Administration Minor
The Arts Administration minor requires the completion of six classes.
Career Development Resources
The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.
Visual & Performing Arts Specific Career Resources
- Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level positions
- Annual career fairs
- Various industry-specific career lunches – arts administration, nonprofits
- Externships and internships in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. (weeklong and semesterlong programs).
- Boston Interactive Web Designer
- Cengage Learning Associate Content Project Manager
- Gibbes Museum of Art Membership Coordinator
- New Hampshire Historical Society Education Programs Coordinator
- Smithsonian Institution Education Specialist
Visual & Performing Arts Internship Opportunities
Places where visual and performing arts students have recently interned include:
Compassionate Leadership Through the Arts
The Arts Outreach program pairs under-served children from the nearby city of Brockton with Stonehill mentors. Because most of the Stonehill students who participate have little experience in art, the projects they undertake – ranging from photography and videography to painting and sometimes dance – provide an opportunity for the mentors and mentees to learn and do something new together.