Performing Arts Administration, Minor

Connecting a range of College of Arts, Media and Design courses, this minor prepares students to work in non-profit arts organizations such as theatre companies, concert venues, and performance centers. Students have an opportunity to develop valuable skills in artistic programming, marketing, organizational communication, public relations, community outreach, and the entertainment business.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Students pursuing a performing arts administration minor may double count up to one course between that minor and the student's declared major and other minors. Should a student place out of a course in a minor it must be replaced with another course.


  • No student may receive a theatre minor as a result of external transfer credit only.
  • Music majors cannot use Performing Arts Administration (MUSI 2330) as a major elective due to double-counting policy outlined above.

Foundational Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Theatre
Music in Everyday Life
Introduction to Music Industry

Required Course

MUSI 2330Performing Arts Administration4


Complete two of the following (prerequisites may apply):8
Business and Professional Speaking
Principles of Organizational Communication
Producing for the Entertainment Industry
The Business of Entertainment
Advertising Practices
Public Relations Principles
Copyright in the Creative Industries
Music Industry Marketing and Promotion
Concert Promotion and Venue Management
Boston Theatre Experience
Arts and Culture Organizational Leadership

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor