University of Oregon Arts and Administration Program

  • OR


5230 University of Oregon
United States

About Us

The Arts and Administration Program - the only one of its kind in the Pacific Northwest - combines knowledge in the visual and performing arts with social, cultural, managerial, and educational concerns that pertain to administering both nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations and programs. Arts management is a multidisciplinary field, dedicated to increasing opportunities in arts and culture for individuals and society. A growing group of scholars critically examines issues in the arts and society from community to international-policy levels. Study of these issues is vital to effective arts management for cultural preservation and professional advancement of the arts in the United States and abroad.

The Arts and Administration Program at the University of Oregon informs cultural sector administration, policy, research, and education. We educate cultural sector leaders and participants to make a difference in communities. We prepare and inspire cultural leaders based on the belief that they must be familiar with the social, economic, environmental, political, technical and ethical contexts in which arts and culture flourish.

The program offers an undergraduate minor in community arts and master of arts (M.A.) or master of science (M.S.) degrees in arts management.