Career Minor in Arts Management

Michael Schwager, Program Advisor
Director - Art Gallery
Art Building 101 or 106, 707 664-2295/2720

The career minors program allows students from a variety of majors to pursue a coherent sequence of courses in order to acquire insight into the ways the undergraduate degree may be applied in particular careers. Each career minor culminates in an internship giving the student practical experience in the field.

Information about a career minor may be obtained from the faculty advisor. Students interested in pursuing a career minor should plan well in advance in order to integrate the course work into their plan of study.

The career minor in arts management provides students of the arts with education, training and experience in the practical, business side of their field. Art history and art studio majors completing this career minor will be in much stronger positions to find work and support themselves in fields within or closely related to their majors. The career minor in arts management may also be combined with any other major, provided that the student also completes at least a minor in art history or art studio.

Internships are available at local and regional art galleries, museums, nonprofit organizations and other groups that provide services in the arts.

Requirements for the Career Minor in Arts Management

To earn the career minor in arts management, students must complete the following 21 units:

Minor Requirements
Course Description Units
  Business, computer or other related courses to be determined by the program advisor
ArtH 312 Principles of Arts Management
ArtH 494 Gallery and Museum Methods
ArtH 499 Internship
  Total units in the minor core

Note: Students in the arts management career minor must also complete at least a minor in either art history or art studio.