Choosing between the Art Business and Art Management program depends on the student’s career aspirations and educational interests. Art Business focuses on the visual arts with an emphasis on the commercial infrastructure of companies that exhibit, promote, and sell works of art. Art Business students typically pursue careers as gallerists, auction specialists, advisors, and curators, as well as positions with art fairs, art magazines, public relations firms, museums, and public and performing arts organizations.
Arts Management focuses on the visual and performing arts in mission-driven organizations. Arts Management graduates typically pursue careers in nonprofit management, social enterprise, program development, curation and presenting, policy and public service, philanthropy and fundraising, marketing and communications, arts education, and research.
Both programs are designed with entrepreneurship in mind. Graduates of both programs often go on to start their own innovative art businesses or initiate new creative ventures and programs within cities and regions.