Are you passionate about the performing arts but more interested in the business aspects of the industry? The Theatre Arts Administration program at CUC offers you the opportunity to explore both the theatre and business side through two different degree tracks.
Our program is designed for those with interest in the production and managerial aspects of theatre. Both degree tracks require you to take comprehensive business and theatre courses.
Our bachelor of science degree is in business administration with an emphasis in theatre arts administration, and is for those looking to explore the administrative side of theatre while incorporating the arts into their studies. Our bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts administration is suited for someone interested in working in theatre as a performing artist, who also wants to understand the business side of theatre.
General Course Information
No matter your degree track, our courses are designed to teach you the foundations of both theatre and business, and how they intersect in arts administration. Required courses emphasize the performing and technical aspects of theatre through history, foundations, acting, directing and more. Simultaneously, you will study the business side of theatre, with courses covering accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance and more. The bachelor of science degree track also includes not-for-profit courses that emphasize accounting, finance, board governance, policy, grants and contract management.
For details about requires courses and more, please visit our online catalog pages.
Chicago is home to hundreds of theatre companies, including Goodman Theatre, Second City and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, to name just a few. These provide great learning venues for an internship, exploring areas such as stage management, fundraising, box office management, and more.
Our theatre group Artists of Concordia Theatre (A.C.T.) offers you the opportunity to perform on stage and/or participate backstage in four major productions each academic year. A.C.T. also offers summer theatre workshops for children—the perfect opportunity to gain instructional experience. Our drama ministry team, Fish Out of the Water, performs for on-campus chapel services, area churches, and churches around the country.
The Concordia Business Club is a student-run organization that links business concepts learned in coursework to the business community through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences.