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Arts Administration

In the Arts Administration program, students receive hands-on, real-world experience in marketing, promotion, and the administrative aspects of theatre. Students study arts publicity and promotion, arts administration and management, as well as media production, and graphic design experience making them dynamic contributors to any arts organization.

Audition Requirements

For acceptance into the Arts Administration program, students must schedule and complete an interview. The interview will consist of a promotions and management portfolio review. Additionally, students may submit a headshot and resume. Following the portfolio review, you will engage in an interview with members of our faculty. The audition concludes with a campus tour, tour of the theater spaces, and a class preview may be included.

Schedule Audition

Program Outcomes

Graduates of Southeastern’s Arts Administration program have gone on to work in regional arts organizations. Others have joined top graduate programs in pursuit of their Master of Fine Arts degree.

Why Arts Administration
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Program: THEATRE
Major: Arts Administration
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: Art. Communication and Theatre
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 060

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Theatre (42 Semester Hours)

Core (18 semester hours)
THTR 1143 Theatre Appreciation
THTR 2753 Fundamentals of Theatre Design
THTR 3023 History of Musical Theatre
THTR 3523 History of Theatre to 1700
THTR 3623 History of Theatre: 1700 to Present
THTR 4673 Theory and Criticism of Dramatic

Arts Administration (18 Semester Hours)
*THTR 2213 Arts Administration I
THTR 2233 Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation
*THTR 3763 Arts Programming
*THTR 3773 Grant Writing for the Arts
THTR 3783 Arts Publicity and Promotion
THTR 4313 Arts Administration and Management

Elective courses (6 semester hours)
COMM 2563 Communication Leadership
COMM 3323 Group Discussion
COMM 3333 Conflict Management
COMM 3463 Theories of Persuasion
COMM 3883 Organizational Communication
COMM 4333 Risk and Crisis Communication
COMM 4443 Communication Criticism

*New Courses

All required THTR courses must be completed with a C or better for the major