Business Administration with Emphasis in Visual Arts

Our degree develops an exciting range of skills to create a well-equipped individual who will excel in culturally rich art environments and organizations, such as museums, art galleries, art agencies, educational institutions, commercial arts and public art. The administrative aspect will help you build relevant management and leadership skills to serve both not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.

Concordia-Chicago Business Administration with Emphasis in Visual Arts Degree Overview

Our program ensures you understand visual arts from a studio perspective as well as the development of management, marketing and financial skills.

Our business faculty members are experienced business leaders and learned scholars who assist students through a rigorous but flexible degree track. The importance of integrity is stressed in this field. Students learn by using the latest technology, and faculty engage students with real-world business scenarios. Our faculty and staff mentor and guide students in an exciting, well-rounded learning environment that prepares graduates for success in today’s business world.

Business Administration with Emphasis in Visual Arts Course Information

Visual Arts Administration courses will give you the foundational skills in art, art history, marketing, accounting, ethics, law and more. You will have many advanced electives to choose from to complement your degree.

You will be required to complete a Visual Arts Administration internship. Other courses for art experiences are in the area of two and three-dimensional art, art history courses and two arts administration courses. As for the business side, your courses will cover management, ethics, marketing and finance.

You have the option of earning a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree in Visual Arts Administration. The difference between the degrees is the required courses you will take. With the bachelor of arts degree, you will take more core classes that focus on art. You will also take business courses to ensure you receive a well-balanced education. With the bachelor of science degree, you will take more business core courses in addition to your art courses.

For details about required courses and more, please visit our online catalog.

Business Administration with Emphasis in Visual Arts Major Opportunities

The City of Chicago is an extension of our classroom as art students visit the many world-class art museums, galleries and public art such as:

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Contemporary Art 
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
  • National Museum of Mexican Arts
  • DuSable Museum

Many of our art majors and minors are involved in our active Art Club where they have monthly gatherings to learn about new processes, order pizzas and host “studio night,” critique their art, attend a Chicago gallery opening or museum, or invite a guest artist to speak.

The Ferguson Art Gallery, located in Kretzmann Hall, hosts professional exhibits of living artists who offer lectures for the campus and community to learn more about their inspiration. Special exhibitions and artist lectures are celebrated on campus throughout the year.

CUC’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda links business concepts learned in coursework to the business community through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences.