program aims to merge a knowledge and appreciation of the visual and performing
arts with a foundation in the operating methods and business practices of the organizations
and institutions which support and administer the arts. Students electing the arts
management major should select an emphasis from among art, music or drama. Requirements
for this degree program include a series of courses common to all three available
emphases. The courses required of all arts management majors, regardless of area
of emphasis are: BUSN 213, 221, 222, 380, AMGT 411, AMGT 441 (choose art, music,
or drama emphasis), and the capstone seminar FINA 481.
Students electing the art emphasis must also take: STAR 240 or 241, either
of which is the prerequisite to the rest of this emphasis and should be taken during
the sophomore year; and ARTH 201, 202, STAR 243, 251; and one from among ARTH 227,
228, 235, STAR 252, and 253.
Students electing the music emphasis should refer to the “Music Industry
Track” under the Music major descriptions
(see Music); they should also consult with a faculty member in the music
Students electing the drama emphasis must also take: DRAM 111; three one-credit
units of DRAM 310; DRAM 342; and six hours dealing with dramatic literature chosen
from appropriate courses in drama, English, foreign languages or FLET. Students
should consult a faculty member in drama for guidance on the dramatic literature
There are a number of established sites for internships, which are normally undertaken
and completed in January of the senior year. Management majors have been placed
in local arts organizations and businesses, as well as in similar operations in
their hometowns or other locations beyond Richmond. Upon graduation, many students
who successfully complete the AMGT441 (Internship) requirement have been offered
entry-level positions in the institution where they completed the internship.
Questions about the Arts Management major may be directed to the Department Chair,
Professor Joe Mattys (firstname.lastname@example.org), or
to any full time member of the arts faculty.
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