Drury University

Arts Administration

940 North Benton Ave.
Springfield, Missouri 65802
United States




Program Goals and Objectives

U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Drury University among the Midwest’s top colleges and universities for both quality and value in its “Best Colleges 2015” publication. Drury is ranked No. 8 in the Midwest in the U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list. Drury is the highest-ranked university in the state of Missouri on this year’s list. Additionally, Drury is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest on the U.S. News “Great Schools, Great Prices” list and is ranked No. 3 on its 2015 “Best Colleges for Veterans” list.

Drury’s Arts Administration degree program provides students the important skills needed to manage in today’s rapidly evolving arts and entertainment industry. In addition to theoretical studies in the classroom, students will have real-world experiences and practicums specifically designed to prepare for success in future arts management careers.


All arts administration majors are required to major in one area, or minor in two areas, of the arts (art history, fine arts, design arts, music, theatre or writing). The hours required in the arts administration major and all other hours required by the general education curriculum and the student’s chosen arts discipline can readily be completed within a normal four-year plan.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses:

AADM 101: Introduction to Arts Administration
AADM 393: Arts Administration Practicum I
AADM 394: Arts Administration Practicum II
ACCT 209: Principles of Accounting
CISQ 170: Computer Proficiency Exam (must achieve a grade of “S”)
COMM 221: Multi-Media Writing
COMM 433: Strategic Writing for Advertising and Public Relations
MGMT 476: Nonprofit Organizations
AADM 390: Special Topics in Arts Administration
AADM 397/398/497/498*: Internship
Choose two from the following electives:
AADM 465: Cultural Policy
AADM 475: Stakeholder Development


Students can apply for admissions on the Drury University website. We would love to talk with students about the Arts Administration undergraduate program at Drury. Contact Leah Hamilton, Director of Arts Administration, for more information.