Arts Administration Curriculum

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plans and Checksheets for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Arts Administration bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest. 

 

SEMESTER 1

  • First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Foreign Language I (4 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits:  15.5

 

SEMESTER 2

  • Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Western Music (3 credits)
  • Renaissance to Modern Art (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences Course with Lab (3-4 credits)
  • Foreign Language II (4 credits)

Total Credits:  16-17

 

SEMESTER 3

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • Foreign Language III (4 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits:  15.5

 

SEMESTER 4

  • Effective Writing: Business Writing (3 credits)
  • Elementary Statistics (4 credits)
  • Legal Environment of Business (2 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Module Selection* (3 credits)

Total Credits:  15

 

SEMESTERS 5, 6, 7, AND 8

A range of Penn State Behrend courses are available to you in your third and fourth years.

Your schedule will depend on your areas of focus and personal interests.

  • Additional Required Courses 
    Introduction to Arts Administration; Arts Event Planning and Project Management; Strategic Management and Planning for the Arts; Business or Technical Writing Practicum; Internsh
  • Upper-Division Supporting Courses 
    Ancient to Medieval Art; Public Relations; Public Relations and Marketing
  • Digital Media Option Supporting Courses 
    Introduction to Advertising; Writing for the Web; Introduction to Multimedia Production; Introduction to Graphic Design; Ancient to Medieval Art; Introduction to World Musics; Evolution of Jazz; Fundamentals of Acting
  • Marketing Option Supporting Courses
    Consumer Behavior; Marketing Research; Services Marketing; Introduction to Statistics for Business; Ancient to Medieval Art; Introduction to World Musics; Evolution of Jazz; Fundamentals of Acting

*You’ll choose one of three modules: Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts.

 

This is meant to be representative of a typical course sequence. Your schedule will vary depending on your interests; it is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling courses. See bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook for specific degree requirements.