Arts Administration

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HOWEVER, PLEASE DO NOT USE EMAIL TO REQUEST APPOINTMENTS OR SEEK ADVICE. If you are thinking of declaring a major in arts administration at Fredonia, or have other questions, 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. If I am not here, my secretary, Sue Levandoski can usually set you up with a meeting time. 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

Please note that the minor is not being offered at this time.

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The future of the Arts Administration program at Fredonia is currently under review.  We are not admitting new students into the program at this time.  For more information, please contact the program coordinator.

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 major in Arts Administration prepares students for entry level work with organizations such as symphony orchestras, arts centers and museums as well as opera, theater and dance companies.

The major in Arts Administration combines courses from a variety of departments and includes practica and internship experiences that may range from 3 to 15 credit hours. In addition, to ensure an in-depth understanding of at least one arts discipline, each Arts Administration major is strongly encouraged to complete a minor in music, theater, art or dance.

The Arts Administration major 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 at Fredonia is an interdisciplinary major program; for specific degree requirements unique to Interdisciplinary Studies, students should refer the college catalog.

Arts Administration

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