Arts Administration (Minor)

Arts Administration (Minor)

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The minor in arts administration is designed to give students in the fine and performing arts a base knowledge and skill set that can be applied to a wide range of job opportunities related to arts management and administration. It has also been created for students enrolled in the Peter T. Paul School of Business, as well as majors in other disciplines, to expand their knowledge base in the fine and performing arts area of their greatest interest. These courses are combined with specific classes in arts administration to prepare students for opportunities within the non-profit and for-profit arts sectors. Students who major in theatre or one if its theatre or dance options may minor in arts administration provided no more than 8 credits are used to satisfy both major and minor requirements.

Contact Michael Wood, (603) 862-3038,


Michael Wood

Administrative Manager
Phone: (603) 862-3038
Office: Theatre & Dance, Paul Creative Arts Center Rm D22AB, Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

Required Courses
ACFI 501Survey of Accounting4
or ADMN 502 Financial Accounting
MKTG 550Survey of Marketing4
or ADMN 585 Marketing
THDA 541Art and Theatre Administration4
Elective Courses8
For students pursuing majors in The Peter T Paul School of Business or the fine and performing arts division of COLA: Two elective courses from the following list (electives must be taken outside your home college). For all other students, two elective courses from the following list. At least one elective course must be in the fine or performing arts.
ARTS 552
Introductory Digital Photography
ARTS 696
Special Topics in Studio Art (Intro to Graphic Design)
MGT 598
Topics (Thinking Like an Entrepreneur, Developing Leaders for the 21st Century, Negotiations, Human Resource Management)
MKTG 557
Promotion and Advertising
MKTG 559
Foundations of Personal Selling
MKTG 598
Topics in Marketing (Understanding Your Customer)
PAUL 450
Personal Finance
THDA 442
Introduction to the Art of Acting
THDA 459
THDA 462
Ballet I
THDA 463
Theatre Dance I
THDA 547
Stage Properties
THDA 548
Stage Lighting Design and Execution
THDA 555
Musical Theatre I
THDA 641
Stage Management
Total Credits20

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