The arts leadership & administration major at Queens is not like any other arts management degree. Here, in your arts and business courses you will focus on leadership, entrepreneurial thinking and community engagement. This, combined with a strong liberal arts foundation will prepare you for a fulfilling career in an industry that suits your passion. You will also learn to be an advocate for the value of the arts in education and the greater society. At Queens, we encourage you to double-major with another degree such as art history, studio art, music, theatre or creative writing.
Perks of Being an Arts Leadership & Administration Major
- Dynamic location
With more than 30 art museums and galleries, Charlotte is a great place to study art. Our art professors are well-connected in the Charlotte arts community, opening ample opportunities for meaningful internships and job prospects.
- Faculty who are active in their areas of expertise
Our professors publish and lecture locally, nationally and internationally. You will get to know yours! Our small class sizes encourage camaraderie among students, and provide a close-knit community of support.
- Scholarships to attend conferences
Travel scholarships have sponsored gifted students to attend national Arts Leadership conferences.
Many local art organizations, such as the following, provide diverse internship opportunities:
- Art-related businesses such as advertising firms
- The Arts & Science Council
- The Charlotte Observer
- The Actor's Theater of Charlotte
- The Charlotte Symphony
Apprenticeships with local artists and conservators are also available.
When You Graduate
Job opportunities in the arts are growing both nationally and internationally. Our first students from the program graduated in May 2014. Some have gone on to graduate school. Others have begun careers in the arts industry at organizations such as the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
"At the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, I helped develop the social media strategy and was involved in event planning and marketing. My other internship at Allison Sprock Fine Art has allowed me to help with the day-to-day operations that are required for running a gallery."
-Emily Sogard '16