Performing Arts Management

The Performing Arts Management program will prepare you for a career in the multi-faceted and extensive performing arts industry.

The program focuses on not-for-profit arts administration (orchestra, symphony, opera, dance, theatre) and commercial music management (recording industry, artist representation, music publishing and distribution, product merchandising, concert promotion).

You'll choose to earn one of the following degrees:
  • a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performing Arts Management, with a minor in Business Administration
  • a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Performing Arts Management, with a minor in Business Administration

You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internships with nationally recognized arts and music organizations such as Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Steppenwolf Theatre, Grant Park Music Festival, Aware Records, Recording Academy/Grammy Awards, and House of Blues.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Music Business
  • Legal Issues in the Music Industry
  • Marketing
  • Music Publishing
  • Statistics

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Artist representation
  • Concert promotion
  • Music publishing and distribution
  • Opera administration
  • Orchestra administration
  • Product merchandising
  • Recording management
  • Symphony administration
  • Theatre administration

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