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4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

Program description

Arts Management

With a Bachelor or Science in Arts Management degree, your coursework will cover arts marketing, finance, nonprofit management, law, and major selections that focus on your interests. You'll learn the fundamentals of running an arts organization, while specializing in specific arts area, such as Fine Arts, Theatre and Dance, Music, Anthropology, or Folklore and Ethnomusicology. This individualized degree, which is also a major, lets you tailor your degree to your passions and career goals.

Admission requirements

First-year admission standards

High school curriculum & equivalency prerequisites

  • 8 credits (semesters) of English, such as literature, grammar, or composition
  • 7 credits (semesters) of mathematics, including:
    • 4 credits of algebra and 2 credits of geometry (or an equivalent 6 credits of integrated algebra and geometry)
    • 1 credit of pre-calculus, trigonometry, or calculus
  • 6 credits (semesters) of social sciences, including:
    • 2 credits of U.S. history
    • 2 credits of world history/civilization/geography
    • 2 additional credits in government, economics, sociology, history, or similar topics
  • 6 credits (semesters) of sciences, including at least 4 credits of laboratory sciences: biology, chemistry, or physics
  • 4 credits (semesters) of world languages
  • 3 or more credits (semesters) of additional college-preparatory courses
    • Additional mathematics credits are recommended for students intending to pursue a science degree
    • Additional world language credits are recommended for all students

Average high school GPA

3.90 (out of 4.0)

Secondary school graduation requirement

You need to complete the equivalent of U.S. high school. Many education systems call this upper secondary school. It includes all course components and examinations required for graduation.

If you are homeschooled or attend an alternative school, you need to submit credentials that demonstrate equivalent levels of achievement and ability.

Demonstration of English proficiency

IU Bloomington requires all nonnative English-speaking international undergraduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency.

For more information about admission requirements in each IU school, please contact the institute.

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Program content

Year One

Fall Term

  • Art Worlds
  • IUB GenEd Foundations: English Composition
  • IUB GenEd Foundations: Mathematical Modeling
  • Anthropology, Geography, or Sociology
  • IUB GenEd World Languages and Cultures: World Cultures

Spring Term

  • Arts Core: 1st of 8 Courses
  • Intro Public Budgeting & Finance
  • Oral Communication
  • Computer Course
  • IUB GenEd Breadth of Inquiry: Arts and Humanities

Year Two

Fall Term

  • Arts Marketing Fundamentals
  • Arts Core: 2nd of 8 Courses
  • Law Course
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Political Science

Spring Term

  • Nonprofit Management & Leadership
  • Career Development & Planning
  • Arts Core: 3rd of 8 Courses
  • Microeconomics
  • IUB GenEd Breadth of Inquiry: Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • IUB GenEd World Languages and Cultures: World Cultures

Summer Term


Year Three

Fall Term

  • SPEA-A Major Selection: 1st of 3 Courses
  • Arts Core: 4th of 8 Courses
  • Financial Accounting
  • IUB GenEd Breadth of Inquiry: Arts and Humanities
  • IUB GenEd Breadth of Inquiry: Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Spring Term

  • Arts Core: 5th of 8 Courses
  • Financial Management
  • Public Policy & Arts
  • SPEA-V Major Selection: 1st of 2 Courses

Year Four

Fall Term

  • SPEA-A Major Selection: 2nd of 3 Courses
  • Arts Core: 6th of 8 Courses
  • Arts Core: 7th of 8 Courses
  • Fund Development

Spring Term

  • SPEA-A Major Selection: 3rd of 3 Courses
  • Arts Core: 8th of 8 Courses
  • SPEA-V Major Selection: 2nd of 2 Courses

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please contact the university for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Indiana residents: $11,332 per year
  • Non-residents: $38,352 per year



Career opportunities

Some of the jobs our recent grads have landed include:

  • Senior iTunes producer with Apple in San Francisco
  • Junior talent buyer for Festivals with React Presents in Chicago
  • Concert promoter for Outback Concerts in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Individual giving manager with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Marketing and operations associate with Chicago Philharmonic

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Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University in Bloomington (IU) was founded in 1820 and is one of the largest universities in the United States. IU is one of only 34 public university members of the selective Association of American Universities. Its 42,000 students come...

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Indiana University Bloomington

107 S. Indiana Avenue
47405 Bloomington Indiana
United States of America

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