Effective October 2018, Fredonia is offering an interdisciplinary minor in Arts Administration. The minor is now available for students to declare. For more information on the minor, for advisement, or to declare the minor, please see Ralph Blasting, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, 8th floor of Maytum Hall.
The Arts Administration minor introduces students to the fundamentals of planning, financing, and managing live performing arts events. Required practical experience in our campus Ticket Office and our six theatres and concert halls makes this minor a valuable enhancement to bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, or communications. Required: 21 credits
The Arts Administration program is closely allied with the university’s Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, a multi-arts center with four performance halls and two art galleris, offering extensive internship and employment opportunities for qualified students. Through a combination of the academic course work, internships and the extracurricular opportunities available on campus, students become qualified to work in such areas as marketing, fund raising, operations, and general arts management. A number of students have also gone on to successfully pursue graduate study in the field.