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BA in Arts Leadership & Administration


The majors in Art History, Arts Leadership and Administration, Interior Design, New Media Design and Studio Art provide students with both the technical ability for expression as well as an understanding of the history of art. Art students relate to historical and contemporary cultures outside of themselves and thereby obtain a deeper understanding of their own communities. In making art, defending their work and studying the creative process, students develop critical and creative thinking and master a theoretical and practical understanding of aesthetic judgments. This could lead to productive careers in academia, museums, galleries, art dealing, art conservation, art criticism, publishing, education, new media design,interior design, broadcast design, interactive design, art and design entreprenuership, arts and non-profit leadership and administration, arts advocacy and as independent artists.


Art students interested in careers in arts leadership and administration are encouraged to double-major with Arts Leadership and Administration.Students are required to complete 39 hours in the Arts Leadership and Administration major, 30 hours of core courses with their choice of 9 hours toward one of four arts tracks: Art, Drama, Music, or Writing and Publishing.

ART 250 Introduction to Arts Leadership & Administration 
ART 350 Arts in the World 
BUSN 207 Financial Accounting 
BUSN 303 Introduction to Entrepreneurship OR BUSN 403 Innovation & Creativity
BUSN 333 Principles of Management 
BUSN 340 Principles of Marketing 
IDST 201 Arts in Action 
IDST 301 Arts Development 
IDST 305 Leadership 
IDST 401 Arts Leadership Practicum CapstonePlus complete the courses required for one of the following tracks:

Art Track
ART 215 Ancient to Early Renaissance Art OR ART 216 Renaissance to Modern Art
ART 217 Foundations I 
Plus one of the following:
ART 210 Fundamentals of New Media Design
ART 208 Fundamentals of Interior Design
300 or 400 level Art History class
300 level Studio Art class

Drama Track
DRAM 200 Introduction to Dramatic Studies
DRAM 215 Stagecraft 
Plus three (3) credit hours from the following applied courses: 
Dram 221 Lighting and Sound Practicum
Dram 230 Costuming and Makeup Practicum
Dram 240 Scenic Arts Practicum
Dram 245 Stage Management Practicum
Dram 322 Advanced Lighting and Sound
Dram 332 Advanced Costuming and Makeup
Dram 342 Advanced Scenic Arts 
Dram 345 Advanced Stage Management

Music Track
MUSC 100 Introduction to Music
MUSC 110 Fundamentals of Music
MUSC 202 History of Musical Theater or MUSC 207 Music in America

Writing & Publishing Track
ENGL 206 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 319 Literary Publishing/Editing: Signet
Plus one of the following courses:
ENGL 307 The Writing of Creative Nonfiction 
ENGL 308 The Writing of Poetry 
ENGL 310 The Writing of Fiction

General Education Requirements

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.

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