Behind every successful art show, every smash-hit theatrical production, every breathtaking ballet, is a savvy arts administrator. UMW’s minor in arts administration complements a degree in the arts, or any course of study. Melding accounting, management, and marketing with specialized courses in UMW’s Department of Theatre and Dance, this minor will give you the education and hands-on experience you’ll need to make a difference in the world of the arts.
Areas of Study
UMW arts administration minors learn the principles of accounting, management, and marketing, combined with strategies in essential areas of arts administration. Tie it all together with practical hands-on experience through a theater practicum or an internship in house management, box office, communications, finance, and more.
UMW’s proximity to Washington, D.C., and some of the world’s most celebrated arts organizations – the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden – gives students unprecedented opportunities to work in the field of arts administration and establish a valuable network of professional contacts.
Gain valuable real-world experience at prestigious art galleries in nearby Washington, D.C., the arts-rich Fredericksburg community, or right here on campus. Part-time jobs and internships are available in UMW’s box and management offices; scene, costume, and electrics shops; and at such celebrated artistic entities as the Virginia Ballet Company, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and Ford’s Theatre.
To complete an arts administration minor at UMW, you will need 15 credits, including principles and resource strategies of arts administration; courses in accounting, management, or marketing; and a theater practicum or internship.
Information about scholarships is available on the Department of Theatre and Dance website.