Academics

Media Arts Administration, B.A.

Arts organizations rely more than ever before on managers, directors, and producers who are flexible and highly skilled in both business and the arts. There is demand for knowledgeable administrators who can adeptly supervise and strategize for media arts organizationsas well as for professionals who can use the latest technologyand understand how to effectively use information. This is especially true in the rapidly changing media environment.

Program Overview

The bachelor of science is offered through the College of Business and provides more depth in business curriculum. The bachelor of arts degree is offered through the College of Arts & Sciences and is for students who prefer a liberal arts degree with an emphasis on business.  If you have questions, a counselor with our Office of Admission can help as you decide on the CUC degree program that best matches your strengths and career interests.

General Course Information

The bachelor's degree in media arts administration requires roughly 70 credit hours with a comprehensive core in business and media arts, Students take required business courses in accounting, economics, management, finance and marketing, along with film history, television or radio production, art history and desktop publishing.  You will also take courses specifically geared towards not-for-profit organizations.

The bachelor of science is offered through the College of Business and provides more depth in business curriculum. The bachelor of arts is offered through the College of Arts & Sciences and is for students who want a liberal arts degreewith an emphasis in business.

For details about required courses (BA), (BS) and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

Opportunities

Our campus is only 10 miles from downtown Chicago and a quick train ride away from many well-known arts locations. Opportunities also exist to get you involved in a number of media programs and events:

  • Gene Siskel Film Center screenings
  • Films at the Music Box movie theatre
  • Video installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Commercial television stations
  • Documentary film companies
  • Annual film festivals

You can partake in the many screenings an exhibits as well as seek out internships in media advertising, marketing, finance and accounting. Tailoring the many opportunities to your personal interests, you can gain practical experience in business, industry and the arts world.

Our student-run Business Club and Art Club, Image, link concepts learned in coursework to the business and art communities through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences.

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Career Possibilities

  • Account Representative
  • Distribution Manager
  • Buyer
  • Comparison Shopper
  • Marketing Planner
  • Market Researcher
  • Research Analyst
  • Promotions Director
  • Advertising Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Product/Brand manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Associate
  • Graphic Designer