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.


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College of Business and Professional Studies
Dean Joe Sprangel
Associate Professor of Business Administration


Theresa K. Southerington

Professor of Theatre and holder of the Margaret Hunt Hill Chair in Humanities; BA, Mary Baldwin...
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