Arts Administration (B.A.)
Arts Administration (B.A.)
Make Art Happen
Artists, cultural organizations and creative businesses need arts-savvy leaders to thrive. Seton Hill's B.A. in arts administration will prepare you with the business, communication, and art and design skills you'll need to successfully manage organizations that create - and preserve - arts and culture.
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Why Seton Hill's Arts Administration Program?
- Learn how to merge your creative talents with business and communication skills to become uniquely-suited to manage arts and culture organizations of all types.
- Find a new home in our award-winning Arts Center.
- Gain on-site experience with managing arts organizations through participation in the administration of Seton Hill's two professional art galleries and Performing Arts Center.
- Integrate technology into your learning at our Apple Distinguished School, which provides a MacBook Air laptop to all incoming full-time freshmen.
- Gain practical experience through Professional Practice courses and apprenticeships in both nonprofit organizations and for-profit arts organizations.
- Become part of Seton Hill's supportive arts community of artist-faculty, students, local arts organizations (including the Westmoreland Museum of American Art) and independent artists.
- Take advantage of extensive aid opportunities.
In Seton Hill's Arts Administration Program, you will enjoy courses taught by practicing artists, arts scholars, and business and communication experts who are dedicated to helping you succeed. Faculty in this program are members of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), and join the AAAE in envisioning a world in which arts administrators are effective, responsive and proactive stewards of arts and culture who reflect the communities they serve.
Your Career in Arts Administration
What Do Arts Administrators Do?
Lots of things, including:
In addition to arts administration, arts administrators are often associated with the fields of cultural management, arts leadership, arts management and arts entrepreneurship.
Where Do Arts Administrators Work?
- Art Councils
- Theatre & Dance Companies
According to the AAAE and Americans for the Arts, 702,771 businesses are involved in the creation or distribution of the arts in the U.S., and they collectively employ 2.9 million people. What’s more, the National Endowment for the Arts reports that the nonprofit arts sector generates $135 billion for the economy, which has led to 4.1 million jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects administrative services manager opportunities to continue to grow. In 2019, the median pay in this field topped $96,000. Seton Hill's Career and Professional Development Center will help you find and prepare for careers in your field, and is available to you throughout your academic journey and after you graduate as well.