Are you interested in serving the community with the visual arts? Do you want to be involved in the administrative side of the arts?
The Visual Arts Administration program at CUC may be just the niche you’re looking for. This special degree allows you to explore both the artistic and business aspects of the visual arts through two different degree tracks.
Our program is intended for those wishing to pursue a professional path in a museum, gallery, arts education facility or not-for-profit organization. You will build relevant management and leadership skills to handle essential areas such as marketing, fundraising, operations and financial management.
Whether you choose a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree track, you will build a strong background in the arts and management, gaining insights into the current visual arts landscape.
General Course Information
Our courses will give you foundational skills in art, art history, marketing, management, accounting, ethics, law and more. With the bachelor of arts degree, you will take more core classes in art, as well as business courses. The bachelor of science degree includes more business core courses in addition to art courses. To gain real-world experience, you will be required to complete an internship in visual arts administration.
For details about required courses and more, please visit our online catalog pages.
With Concordia located just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the opportunities to immerse yourself in the arts are endless. Thousands of art studios, galleries, museums, agencies and not-for-profit organizations provide professional and educational development, as well as the opportunity to explore internship and career possibilities.
The culturally rich communities of Oak Park and River Forest, home to CUC’s campus, boast several art venues you can walk to, including the Historical Society, Harrison Street art district, Frank Lloyd Wright studios and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation.
You will also have the opportunity to build a dynamic art portfolio and artist statement—and to exhibit your work at our Ferguson Art Gallery. All senior students select a few art pieces to display in the annual Senior Exhibit in Ferguson Gallery.