Arts Management

Using a special combination of business skills, arts and entertainment managers play a key role in bringing great performances, paintings, scripts, songs, and more to the public.

Arts management is an interdisciplinary major designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, experience, and confidence to become leaders in the fields of arts or entertainment management and other creative industries. Students will study the issues impacting the contemporary arts and cultural industries, develop business and managerial skills for professional decision-making, and practice creative and critical thinking. Students benefit from broad instruction of business models, managerial roles, and best practices that support and promote a variety of visual, performing, and media arts and artists.

In addition to this core, students will choose a track that will focus on a particular area of the arts offered at Wesleyan College. This major exemplifies the core of Wesleyan College’s mission to mentor students to become leaders in their field. Through learning how to support and market artists and art events, raise funds, manage finances, and develop programming for arts organizations, students will be prepared for a wide range of graduate programs and careers .

Major: Arts Management
Related Majors: Music, Art, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics

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Choose between 3 different degree programs: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of science in nursing.

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  • Accounting 
  • Art, studio 
  • Asian studies
  • Biology 
  • Business 
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Digital marketing*
  • English 
  • Economics
  • Educational studies
  • English with a Literature Emphasis
  • English with a Writing Emphasis
  • Environmental science
  • Equine assisted therapy
  • Finance
  • Forensic science
  • Healthcare administration*
  • History
  • Human resources management*
  • Mathematics
  • Music 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Organizational behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Pre-law
  • Psychology 
  • Reading
  • Religious studies
  • Spanish 
  • Sport management
  • Strategic management*
  • Theatre
  • Visual studies
  • Women, gender, and sexuality 

Offered Spring 2021

Pre-Professional Programs

Find out more about our Pre-Professional programs here.

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  • Athletic Training
  • Dental
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Seminary
  • Veterinary
  • Law (dual-degree)
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A liberal arts education prepares you for your first job and your last. Wesleyan has a four-year plan to prepare students to make the connection between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace.

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Wesleyan offers 23 majors and 30 minors, as well as eight pre-professional programs. Students also have the opportunity to self-design their own major, combining two or more interdisciplinary major programs.

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beyond the classroom

The arts management major incorporates field experience and self-designed projects into its curriculum, providing students the opportunity to work with professionals outside of Wesleyan College and tailor their learning to their post-graduation interests. It enables students to become leaders and managers as they engage with organizations on and off campus. Students will be encouraged to engage in summer work at arts and cultural institutions, attend conferences in their area of study, and explore internship opportunities.

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Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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