Arts Management

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Arts Management at Mary Baldwin is designed for students interested in administrative careers in the field of art, music, or theatre. Economics, communications, and business administration courses are combined with courses from each art’s discipline, while placing an emphasis on the student’s preferred area of the arts.

Why study arts management at Mary Baldwin University? The arts management major at Mary Baldwin provides the student whose field of interest is art, music, or theatre with skills in management appropriate for positions in arts organizations or for graduate study in arts management. Graduates in this field have undertaken careers in museums, theaters, art galleries, symphony orchestras, and federal and regional arts organizations. This major is a practical and usually community-based application of one’s love for and commitment to the fine arts.



Theresa K. Southerington

Professor of Theatre and holder of the Margaret Hunt Hill Chair in Humanities; BA, Mary Baldwin...
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Gifts That Mean The World

“My goal, as we sailed from New York on the SS Independence, was to take it all in,” said M. Elizabeth “Betty” Swope when recalling her trip to Spain through Mary Baldwin’s Junior Year Abroad program. That year, and that trip, set the...
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Students Give Back Through Social Work Program

When Rob and Sue Warfield Caples ’60 gave to Mary Baldwin College to start an accredited social work program, they left a lasting mark on the college community. In 2007, 148 students petitioned the college to begin accreditation processes for a Bachelor of Social...
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Tracy “Lolita” Burks Healy ’87

It started as an ordinary night out with girlfriends. Lolita Healy and her friends kicked back and ordered cocktails, but when the drinks arrived, Burks thought something was missing; the glasses needed color, style, and personality to match the women sipping from...
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Jessica Gatewood ’00

After earning a BA in biopsychology at Mary Baldwin and a master’s degree at the University of Richmond, Jessica Gatewood was working as a biochemistry research assistant at the University of Virginia when she reached a turning point in her professional life. Instead...
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Monique Burgess ’14

College life was not a passive experience for Burgess. Her influential roles on campus included peer mentor, resident assistant, Anointed Voices of Praise Gospel Choir singer, and member of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa — applying her...
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