Arts Management Degree

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Arts management students are presented with opportunities that sharpen their artistic skill and deepen their understanding of art or music—while also developing a working understanding of business. The arts management degree program is an interdisciplinary format that includes art and design along with business and communication courses.

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Why should I earn an art management degree?


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, museum curators earned a median wage of $46,710 in 2015 and job growth is expected to be 7 percent between 2014–2024.


Join BVU’s student-run Art Club, host your own art shows, and showcase your talent.


You have 24-hour access to state-of-the-art studio spaces with top-notch equipment, tools, and technology.

What I Can Do With an Art Management Degree

  • Curator
  • Exhibition designer/coordinator
  • Education coordinator
  • Gallery owner
  • Museum director
  • Program/events coordinator

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Why study arts management at BVU?

Creative Spaces Abound

BVU’s dedicated studios are large, contemporary, and versatile. Students have easy and ample access to:

Metal Shop – MIG, TIG, ARC, and oxy-acetylene welders; plasma cutter, dry cut saws, band saws, and sand blasting.

Ceramics – Mixing clay, formulating and applying glazes, kiln firing, electric and kick wheels, plus extruders and slab rollers.

Woodshop – Band saw, table saw, panel saw, radial arm saw, sliding compound miter saw, lathe, laser drill press, sanding station, and many hand tools.

Painting – A flexible space with many easels and taborets along with custom pigment mixing for oil, acrylic, and encaustic paints.

Printmaking – Four high-end intaglio and lithograph presses, including lithography stones.

Mac Lab – Mac computers with large monitors, loaded with the most recent version of Adobe CS, several digital scanners, color laser printers, large format printers, and an archival printer.

Gallery Spaces – Two different gallery spaces with customizable lighting and digital projection capabilities.

Theatre Spaces – 350-seat auditorium with a backstage set and prop construction workshop and 800-seat chapel

BVU seeks to unite students with artists, innovators, and creators to mentor and inspire Beavers while showcasing their own talents and work. Artist-in-Residence Program

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TAYLOR MENENDEZ, Class of 2018

During her time at BVU, Taylor worked as an academic assistant for Art Professor Mary Mello-Nee, where she had the opportunity to experience what running an art gallery was really like. Taylor installed artwork, curated shows, and organized the collection’s inventory. All of this experience prepared Taylor to work at the American Museum of Asmat Art and will prepare her for future museum careers. 

Arts Management Major Tracks and Courses

Pursue your passion with a degree in arts management. We offer tracks in the following areas:

Music | Visual Arts

  • Arts Management - Music (60-66 Credit Hours)
  • Arts Management - Visual Arts (63 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Liberal Arts Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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