Apr 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Arts Management, B.A.

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Kirsten Olds, Art History

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in arts management curriculum outlined below provides an interdisciplinary program in arts management, business, performing arts and an area of artistic specialization in art, film studies, music, or theatre. The degree prepares students for careers in arts organizations, arts-related businesses, and graduate study in arts management. Students are required to complete practicums and internships for practical application of the concepts and techniques that they learned in the classroom, culminating in a senior project.  Semester internships may be completed locally, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally through special arrangements.

All students complete the following core studies in arts management. Because of the interdisciplinary nature and the number of courses required for the major, students in arts management are required to complete an Advertising Minor .

Learning Objectives

Students will

  1. Explain the core business functions and impacts of arts organizations (such as finance, marketing, economic and social development, entrepreneurship, social justice, and technology) in at least one area of the arts and apply their knowledge to new contexts.
  2. Demonstrate clear, precise written and oral communication as well as interpersonal and professional skills, such as connecting with new networks, informational and professional interviewing, and working with others to realize common goals.

Tulsa Curriculum (51-53 hours)

General Curriculum**** (25 hours)

  • Block I (6 hours) as required for selected Arts Management Track
  • Block II (12 hours) as required for Arts Management majors
  • Block III (7 hours including one lab)


*AS 1001  is required for freshmen matriculating at TU immediately after graduating from high school.

**AS 2001  is required for sophomores.

***Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.

****No more than two courses from any one discipline may be used to fulfill the General Curriculum requirements. Two courses must meet the Cultural Diversity and Gender Studies  requirement.

Arts Management Major Requirements (45 hours)


*Arts Practicums are taken in three different areas chosen from among Art, Music, Film Studies, and Theatre. AM 3011 AM 3021 , and AM 3031  will substitute for any requirements of THEA 1220 . Students in the theatre track must take AM 3011  in the Theatre area.

Specialization Tracks

Students complete one artistic specialization track in visual art, music, theatre or film studies. Students may also, with permission of an arts management advisor, select a generalist track.

Visual Art Track (18 hours)

Music Track (18 hours)

  • Music Theory: MUS 1003 , MUS 1013 , MUS 1023 , or higher (6 hours)
  • Applied Music and Music Ensemble Electives with at least one hour in each (3 hours)
  • 3000 - 4000 Level Music History or Music Literature Elective (9 hours)

Theatre Track (18 hours)

Film Studies Track (18 hours)

Block courses

Students are required to take the following block courses in their core curriculum depending on their arts management track. Block courses are not counted as hours in the major.

Advertising Minor (15 hours)

Arts management students are required to earn the Advertising Minor .

General Electives (10-12 hours)


*STAT 2013  may count toward fulfillment of the University math requirement.

Total: 124 hours

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