The BA program in arts management at Purchase College is designed for students seeking a foundation for further education and for careers in a wide range of creative industries, including dance and theatre companies; symphony orchestras and opera; galleries and museums; presenting and community arts centers; festival and concert venues; and record companies and artist management agencies.
Led by a diverse faculty of arts management educators and field professionals, the BA program prepares a new generation of engaged managers who value the arts and are committed to the creative process. Emphasis is placed on developing critical inquiry, creative thinking, and the business and communication skills necessary to support the arts and entertainment industry in a changing environment.
The major in arts management integrates:
The tradition of artistic excellence and diversity at Purchase College, along with its proximity to the vast cultural resources in Westchester County and New York City, are among the outstanding features enhancing the arts management program. On campus, networking and community-building opportunities include the Arts Management Club and South Bay Cabaret, a student-run organization that produces multidisciplinary events in collaboration with the Performing Arts Center.
Students are strongly encouraged to take additional courses in the performing and visual arts and in arts management, beyond those required for the major.
Representative Elective Courses
Commercial Theatrical Producing
Making the Case for the Arts
Performing Arts Management
Renowned Arts Leaders of 20th-Century Theatre and Dance
Social Media and the Arts
For more information, please visit the arts management program site.
Updated March 12, 2013
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