University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Arts Administration

The minor in Arts Administration provides an introductory background to students with an interest in the management of non-profit arts and community organizations. Eligible students are declared majors or minors in music, theatre, and visual arts, or majors in business. The minor offers two tracks depending on the student's major. It provides Arts students with an introductory foundation in business and economics, and SBA students with further literature and practical study in the arts. Core courses explore special issues and challenges that the art community faces today. The minor integrates classroom study with real-world experiences with area arts organizations. The Arts Administration minor requires nineteen semester hours, including seven semester hours of core interdisciplinary courses.

Arts Administration Committee

Sharon Gratto (Music), Coordinator
Darrell Anderson (Theatre), Judith Huacuja (Visual Arts), Brian LaDuca (Art Street), Rebecca Wells (School of Business Administration)

Minor in Arts Administration (AAD)

Arts Administration - Track A (required for visual arts, music and theatre majors and minors)
AAD 301Intro to Arts Admin3
AAD 498Arts Admin Internshp1-3
ACC 200Intro to Accounting3
ECO 203Prin of Microecon3
Select two courses from:6
Intro to Financial Mgt
Legal Envirnmt-Bus
Survey of MKT
Intro-Oper&Supply Mgt
Total Hours16-18

Arts Administration - Track B (required for business majors)
AAD 301Intro to Arts Admin3
AAD 498Arts Admin Internshp1-3
Select three courses from two areas:9
Music 1
Music in Concert
Prof Dev Workshops
Mus Hist & Lit II
Intro World Music
Intro to Theatre
Hst of the Theatre I
Hst of Theatre II
Visual Arts
Introduction to Visual Arts
Survey of Art I
Survey of Art II
Survey of Art III
Select courses from performance or creative arts:3
Voice Class
Beg Guitar Class I
Group Piano I
Beg Guitar Class II
Func Keybd Skls I
   and Func Keybd Skls II
Performance Studies
University Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ens
University Chorale
Theatre Lab
Basic Dance
Beginning Tap Dance
Beginning Jazz Dance
Beginning Ballet
Theatre Stagecraft
Theatre Lighting
Acting I
Acting-Film & TV
Stage Mvmt & Voice
Concepts Scene Desgn
Computr Appl-Desgn
Computr Appl-Illust
Design Processes I
Foundation Drawing
Foundation 2-D Dsgn
Foundatn Photogrphy
Total Hours16-18


 Other courses may be selected with approval.


AAD 301. Introduction to Arts Administration. 3 Hours

Interdisciplinary introduction to the fundamental principles and applications of managing a non-profit arts organization. Study of strategies and tools for effective arts management. Recommended for students with a background in the arts and/or business.

AAD 498. Arts Administration Internship. 1-3 Hours

Arts administration work experience in an approved organization. Student must be in good academic standing. Students are limited to a maximum of three semester hours. Prerequisite(s): AAD 301; UDI 371; permission of program advisor.