Graduates with degrees in arts administration can integrate their knowledge of the arts with business know-how to establish professionally and personally rewarding careers. Arts administrators are responsible for facilitating the day-to-day operations of arts organizations.
Arts administration is a rapidly growing and vital field. If you have a passion for the arts and a mind for business, we can start you on your way to a professional career in both. The ARTSA degree program equips our graduates with the knowledge and skills to help artists succeed by realizing their creative vision and sharing that vision with the broader public.
Graduates of the Arts Administration program are prepared for careers in museums, theater companies, orchestras, choruses, and limitless other arts-related fields. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience, which improves students’ prospects with employers upon graduation.
Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for the classroom and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.
Faculty and alumni relationships make it possible for you to intern in Erie, or farther afield. Internship placement possibilities include the Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts and Culture, Erie Insurance, Erie Philharmonic, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Chautauqua Institution, the Brooklyn Museum, Christie’s, and the Smithsonian Institution.