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. Non-CVPA students must complete 9 credits of arts-related coursework to be eligible for this minor.




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 405Introduction to Arts Management3
AMGT 410The Arts and Community Engagement3
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 Now
The Museum (Mason Core)
Visual Thinking
Art as Social Action
Writing for Artists
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Global Dance Perspectives II (Mason Core)
Dance History I (Mason Core)
Dance History II (Mason Core)
Global Dance Intensive (Mason Core)
Topics in Folklore Studies
Business of Film and Television
Special Topics in Film and Video Studies
History of Computer Game Design
Music History in Society I
Music History in Society II
Music Administration and Management
Stage Management
World Stages (Mason Core)
Professional Presentation
Seminar on the Profession
Total Credits6


The above courses may have prerequisites that must be met; see individual course descriptions for details. Courses not listed above may be considered case by case as approved by Program Director.