Jordan College of the Arts

Arts Administration

Major

| Bachelor of Science

Whether it’s through marketing, programming, ticket sales, or fundraising, arts administrators provide the crucial infrastructure necessary to bring the arts to the public. One of the oldest and most comprehensive undergraduate programs in the nation, Butler’s Arts Administration program combines in-depth study of a chosen art form along with classes in business, non-profit management, and communication to prepare graduates for the many varied opportunities in a career advocating for the arts. You can choose from concentrations in Art + Design, Art History, General, Music, or Theatre. You will also complete at least one required internship in addition to volunteer experience in the arts world.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • AA315, Arts in Society
  • AA330, Venue Management
  • AA335, Special Events
  • AA410, Marketing the Arts for Nonprofit Organizations
  • AA415, Fundraising for the Arts
  • AA425, Arts, Education, and Community Engagement

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Art + Design
  • Art History
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Marketing
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Strategic Communication: Public Relations and Advertising
  • Youth and Community Development

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.