Fredonia offers an interdisciplinary minor in Arts Administration which introduces students to the fundamentals of planning, finance, and managing live performing arts events. Required courses in grant writing and fundraising; financial accounting; arts advocacy and leadership; performing arts organization and management; arts administration practicum or internship; AND practical experience in the campus Ticket Office. Elective courses round out this minor. All together, this makes this minor a valuable enhancement to bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, or communications. Required: 21 credits
The Arts Administration program is closely allied with the university’s Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, a multi-arts center with four performance halls and two art galleris, offering extensive internship and employment opportunities for qualified students. Through a combination of the academic course work, internships and the extracurricular opportunities available on campus, students become qualified to work in such areas as marketing, fund raising, operations, and general arts management. A number of students have also gone on to successfully pursue graduate study in the field.