Theatre BA: Arts AdministrationOffered by: Theatre
Working in the arts doesn't only mean performing. Often, it's what takes place backstage that determines whether a production-or company- will succeed or flop. Through the Arts Administration track, undergraduate students prepare for careers in administration and support services for nonprofit cultural agencies, institutions, and performing arts organizations.
Why Choose Theatre: Arts Administration?
Hands-on experience is often the differentiator when it comes to finding a job. At SRU, you'll have plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice by participating in the management and support services for the Theatre Department and the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. The SRU Arts Administration track has also been enhanced by relationships with the Midwestern Arts and Humanities Foundation, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Unseam'd Shakespeare Company, and numerous other local and regional arts organizations and artists. Additionally, students majoring in Arts Administration complete internships, enabling them to network with professionals and expand their skills. Finally, since 2016, SRU has toured six productions to the world's largest international theatre festival, the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our arts administrators return from this program having been responsible for marketing, front-of-house and box office operations for a professional production on an international stage.
What Will You Learn?
You'll learn the basic principles, processes, and best practices relating to organizations in the arts industry such as:
Students in Arts Administration also receive opportunities to enhance their education through participation in supported conferences and festivals.
Careers In Theatre: Arts Administration
There are a wide variety of career opportunities for Arts Administration graduates including Marketing, Development, Community Outreach, and much more. Learn more about many of the exciting career possibilities that a Theatre degree from SRU can open up for you!