Arts Management - Theatre

Undergraduate Major - 61-63 Credit Hours

Arts management students are presented with opportunities that sharpen their artistic skill and deepen their understanding of art, theatre or music, while also developing a working understanding of business.

Program Description:

There are two sides to theater, art and business. The arts management program is an interdisciplinary format that allows students to combine their love of the theater and knack for business. Students will have the chance to take part in the craft, gain experience in communication and management, and develop the assessment and analytical skills necessary to make and keep a performance profitable.

Employment opportunities include:

  • Theater management
  • Touring manager
  • Talent agent
  • Program/event coordinator
  • Exhibition designer/coordinator
  • Council Bluffs

Major in Arts Management - Theatre

  • ACCT 205 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 206 Managerial Accounting
  • AMGT 225 Fundamentals of Arts Management
  • AMGT 490 Portfolio Project
  • AMGT 492 Senior Seminar
  • AMGT 495 Internship in Arts Management
  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication or COMM 340 Civic Communication or COMM 355 Conflict Management or COMM 370 Leadership Communication
  • DIGI 220 New Media or DIGI 230 Introduction to Integrated Communications or GDES 223 Graphic Design Foundations
  • ECON 200 Economics Foundation
  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management or MGMT 315 Business Law I
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • THEA 110 Introduction to the Theatre
  • THEA 190 Stagecraft or THEA 290 Production Design or THEA 390 Specialty Design
  • THEA 220 Fundamentals of Acting
  • THEA 242 Production and Performance I
  • THEA 300 Fundamentals of Directing
  • THEA 352 Production and Performance II
  • THEA 395 Plays by and About Women or THEA 405 Advanced Acting or THEA 406 Advanced Directing
  • THEA 401 History of the Theatre I
  • THEA 402 History of the Theatre II
  • THEA 411 Dramatic Literature
  • THEA 462 Production and Performance III
Admissions criteria for the Arts Management - Theatre program

BVU's degree completion programs are classified as junior-senior level. Persons who have completed an associate degree or 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution qualify for admission. College level examination program credits (CLEP) and life experience credit may be available as described in the academic section. 

Admissions process for the Arts Management - Theatre program
  • Although personal interviews are not required, applicants are urged to confer with an advisor.
  • Request that official transcript(s) from each college or university previously attended be sent to BVU. Without official transcripts and records, a student will not be allowed to register beyond the initial semester.
  • Complete the BVU Degree Completion Application
  • If you will be applying for financial assistance including student loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Students who have previously earned a B.A. or B.S. degree may be eligible to earn a second bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University.

Tuition & Fees

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