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Permanent Working Catalog (Spring 2025 Draft In Progress) 
Permanent Working Catalog (Spring 2025 Draft In Progress)

Arts Management

This area is in the School of Performing Arts  within the COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION .

Arts Management

Jim O’Connell, Area Coordinator
Room 158, Noel Fine Arts Center
Phone: 715-212-2759
Email: joconnel@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance/Pages/Major/Arts-Management.aspx

Academic Standards for Arts Management Major/Minor

  1. You must maintain a grade point average of 2.75 for all courses in the major/minor, regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy, to continue in the major and for graduation.
  2. Once you complete 12 credits toward your arts management major/minor, you must maintain a 2.75 GPA for your major coursework. If your arts management major/minor GPA falls below a 2.75 GPA will be placed on probation in for one semester. If you fail to regain a 2.75 GPA after the next semester in which you complete a course counting toward the arts management major/minor, you will be dismissed from the major/minor.
  3. Courses with a grade below C- DO NOT fulfill major/minor requirements; however, grades for those courses will be calculated into your major/minor GPA.
  4. Transfer credit policy: Certain courses taken at other universities may substitute for courses in the major/minor. Credits from these courses will be counted when calculating your GPA in arts management.

Arts Management Minor

If you are interested in declaring an arts management minor, you must meet with a division representative. Contact the Communication office to make an appointment.

Within this minor, you will explore the interrelationships of formal and informal structures needed for financing, producing, promoting, and marketing of the arts. Even if you intend to become a practicing artist, this course of study will expose you to skills you will need to make a successful career.

Program Learning Outcomes

By the time they complete all major requirements, students will have gained the following competencies: 

  1. Articulate the role of the arts in community development and civic engagement 
  2. Differentiate for-profit and not-for-profit activities in the arts ecology 
  3. Apply principles of ethical decision making in arts management contexts 
  4. Apply business and communication skills in support of creative endeavor 
  5. Network effectively with artists and arts management professionals 


    Bachelor DegreesMinors


      Arts Management