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The overall vision of the Arts Management Applied Minor is:

  • to build a bridge that empowers students in the arts with business skills that will be of use to them as independent contractors, arts administrators and future leaders in arts organizations;
  • to encourage Business and Nonprofit Management students and those with an interest in Entrepreneurship & Innovation to develop their individual creative problem-solving and expression skills; and
  • to learn more about how these skills and can be combined in support of nonprofit arts organizations.

Students — who don't feel that they start with either a business or arts mindset — will develop analysis and expression skills, and gain practical experience in collaboration.


Gene Hambrick
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity and Executive in Residence

Rebecca Jestice
Director of Global Management Program; Associate Professor of Global Management

Lynne Perkins Socey
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Nancy Taylor
Professor of Art

Forrest Tobey
Professor of Music

Plan of Study


Three of the following Business and Nonprofit Management courses:

  • MGMT 200 Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 203 Intro to Human Behavior in Organizations
  • MGMT 334 Strategic Analysis & Action
  • MGMT 340 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • MGMT 342 Leadership and Dealing with Differences
  • MGMT 361 Social Media and Marketing

Three Arts courses, one of which must be an applied arts course

Any Music, Visual Arts and Theatre Arts course

    • NOTE: the first required Theatre Arts course is:
      THEA 250 Introduction to Theatre: Collaboration, Analysis and Expression
    • NOTE: Theatre Arts courses cross-listed with the Humanities include:
      • THEA/ENG 359 Shakespeare and Social Problems
      • THEA/ENG 380 Theatre: Multicultural Theatre
      • THEA/ANCS 358 Greek and Roman Drama


Co-curricular Activity

Students shall complete one of the following co-curricular activities:

  • Employment with Earlham Events Office - minimum 30 hours
  • Employment with Theatre Arts, Music or Visual Arts departments - minimum 30 hours - faculty/staff
  • A leadership position in a student run arts organization - 1 semester
  • Gallery practicum
  • Fringe Theatre Festival Company participation - 1 production cycle
  • Volunteering with an off campus arts organization - minimum 30 hours
  • Internship with an off campus arts organization (if second internship) - minimum 30 hours
  • An Arts & Entrepreneurship May Term - 3 weeks
  • Other experiences to be considered by petition


Culminating Experience

Students shall complete one of the following:

  • A reflective paper
  • A public presentation

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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