Arts Administration

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PLEASE DO NOT USE EMAIL TO REQUEST APPOINTMENTS OR SEEK ADVICE. If you are interested in a carrer in or learning more about the field of arts administration, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. During advising week, you can use Google Calendar to request an advising slot. At other times, please CALL or STOP BY to make your appointment, rather than requesting one by email. My phone number is 716-673-3217. My office is located in room G-23 of Rockefeller Arts Center. Use the entrance to Bartlett Theater. Turn right and go down a half-flight of stairs. Continue to end of hallway and turn right. My office is ahead on the right. -- Jefferson Westwood, program coordinator.

Fredonia does not offer an arts administration major at this time. We are in the process, however, of working on plans for a MINOR which we hope to launch sometime soon. Pursuing a self-designed major or minor is also an option for any Fredonia student at any time. Please make an appointment with the program coordinator for more information.

The world of the performing and visual arts needs not only talented, creative artists; it also needs skilled and perceptive administrators and managers. Seeking to fill this need, the Arts Administration program offers the opportunity for experiential hands-on learning through practica and internships.  When combined with study in such fields as business and public relations, students can leave Fredonia prepared for entry level work with organizations such as symphony orchestras, arts centers and museums as well as opera, theater and dance companies.

The Arts Administration program is closely allied with the university’s Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, a three-theater, two-gallery complex that offers 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.

Arts Administration

Rockefeller Arts Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3217