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.
General Education Requirements
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.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.