Behind every opening night performance, art exhibition, film release, or fundraising gala, are individuals who possess a passion for the arts and the skills to drive success in the marketplace. With the region’s only bachelor’s degree program in Arts Administration, Penn State Lehigh Valley can prepare you to combine aesthetic sensibilities and business acumen to excel as an arts administrator.
Successful arts administration is crucial to the continued vitality of modern cultural institutions, creative enterprises and arts organizations. The program combines a student’s passion for the arts with significant training, strategic planning, marketing, development, event planning and digital communication. A broad range of on- and off-campus internships is available to offer students real-world experience in arts administration.
Program Courses Include
- Arts Event Planning & Project Management
- Strategic Management & Planning for the Arts
- Introduction to Theatre
- Effective Writing: Business Writing
- Introduction to Western Music
- Public Relations & Marketing
- Renaissance to Modern Art
Your Job Title Could Be
- Events Coordinator
- Community Arts Director
- Fine Arts Studio Administrator
- Entertainment Agent
- Visual Media and Film Manager
- Museum/Gallery Administrator
Recommended Academic Plan
Recommended Academic Plans provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. RAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if -- in consultation with an academic adviser -- the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the RAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. Changing the other of a RAP might be in the student's best interests and can occur with an adviser's guidance. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.
Students who began studying at Penn State summer 2018 or later should refer to the new suggested academic plans.