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The fields of visual and performing arts offer many career paths that rely on a strong foundation in one or more art forms and require specific knowledge and skills in administration and management. The minor is open to all CVPA majors as well as art history majors. All other students must complete 9 credits of arts-related course work to be eligible for this minor.


Claire Huschle, Program Director

Nicole Springer, Assistant Director, Arts Management Undergraduate Studies


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor, with a minimum 2.00 GPA earned in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: AMGT

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Required Courses

AMGT 405Seminar in Arts Management3
AMGT 410Arts Advocacy and Community3
AMGT 489Internship in Arts Management3-4
Total Credits9-10


Select 2-3 credits from the following:2-3
Professional Development
Introduction to Grant Writing
Technology in the Arts
Total Credits2-3


Select 6 credits from the following:6
Art as Social Action
Dance History I (Mason Core)
Dance History II (Mason Core)
History of Computer Game Design
Stage Management
Literary Management
Production/Company Management
Moral Vision in American Theater
World Stages (Mason Core)
Theater as the Life of the Mind (Mason Core)
Gallery Practices
Writing for Artists
Dance Production Lab
Global Perspectives: World Dance Forms (Mason Core)
Advanced Dance Production
Ethics of Film and Video (Mason Core)
Music History in Society I
Music History in Society II
Music Administration and Management
Impact of the Arts on Civilization
Art Now
The Museum (Mason Core)
Foundations of Public Communication
Total Credits6


The above courses may have prerequisites that must be met; see individual course descriptions for details.