May 30, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Arts, Culture, and Entertainment (ACE) Management, B.A.

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Kirsten Olds, Art History

Applied Assistant Professor
Samuel Krall

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Arts, Culture, and Entertainment (ACE) Management curriculum outlined below provides an interdisciplinary program in business, art, culture, entertainment, and entrepreneurship within an area of specialization in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment and Commercial Arts, or Cultural and Public Aadministration. The program prepares students for careers within arts, culture, and entertainment organizations and related businesses, and for graduate study spanning visual arts management, performing arts management, museum studies, entertainment management, business, music industry, public administration, among other fields. 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 same core studies in arts, culture, and entertainment management, as well as a set of courses within their selected specialization, tailored to the specialization’s focus and the student’s individual interests.

Learning Objectives

Students will

  1. Explain the core business functions, impacts, and intersections between arts, culture, and entertainment organizations (such as finance, marketing, fundraising, economic and social development, entrepreneurship, social justice, and technology) and apply their knowledge in at least one area of the field and in 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 (50-52 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)


*Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.

Some students may be required to take  ENGL 1004 Introduction to College Writing  and MATH 1043 Essentials of Algebra 

Students majoring in arts, culture and entertainment management are not required to take AS 2001 .

Arts Management Major Requirements (33 hours)


*Arts practicums and internships are determined in consultation with faculty advisor.


Students complete one specialization in visual arts, performing arts, entertainment and commercial arts, or cultural and public administration.

Visual Arts (16 hours)

Performing Arts (16 hours)

Cultural and Public Administration (16 hours)

Entertainment and Commercial Arts (16 hours)

General Electives (27-29 hours)

Minor (12 hours)

Total: 124 hours

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