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Arts and Entertainment Management Major


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Revised Program, effective Fall 2015

The Arts and Entertainment management curriculum provides career training and practical experience for those with a passion for the arts and whose talents are in the field of administration, marketing and/or entrepreneurship. The arts manager not only must develop a variety of management skills but also must maintain a high degree of sensitivity to aesthetics.

Students are provided a broad background in all of the arts with an opportunity to study a specific art in more depth. Additionally, each student gains vital practical experience working in the arts during internships on the University campus and with an approved off-campus professional arts organization, creative business or artist.

Training in the arts is combined with the development of skills in accounting, advertising, personnel management, labor relations and various other areas of business through a program of study that includes management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Graduates are equipped to enter the arts management field or to pursue further study in arts administration.

Because the arts management field is rapidly evolving, it is advantageous for students to maintain regular contact with an advisor during their entire program to avoid unnecessary difficulties before and after completion of the program. Arts institutions vary in their personnel needs.

EMU’s arts management curriculum is divided into four sections: general education requirements, arts management major, a management or marketing minor (see College of Business) and two internships.

Department Information:


Communication, Media & Theatre Arts - College of Arts and Sciences

Kathleen Stacey, Ph.D.
Department Head

124 Quirk
(734) 487-3131
kstacey@emich.edu

Department Website

Advisor Information:


Susan Booth, Ph.D., Professor

306 King Hall
(734) 487-1883
sbooth1@emich.edu

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Major Requirements: 47 hours


Arts Management: 15 hours


Art Fundamentals: 18 hours


Restricted Elective Courses: 6 hours


 Remaining  6 credits are at the discretion of the student, but must be a class chosen from the following list:

Minor Requirements:


Arts Management students are required to take a minor in the College of Business either: Management Minor (For nonbusiness majors)  or Entrepreneurship Minor (For nonbusiness majors)   or Marketing Minor - (For nonbusiness majors) 

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information:


Each undergraduate student will be responsible for the fulfillment of the requirements or their equivalents of the Eastern Michigan University catalog in force at the time of their initial registration at a college or university or a subsequent catalog including the one in effect at the time of their graduation.

In the event an undergraduate student does not complete the degree requirements within seven years of the date of their original registration at a college or university, the student may be required to have their credits re-evaluated by the academic department(s) of their major/minor in keeping with catalog requirements in force during the year of their graduation.

The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement. A Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of one year of college credit in a world language.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (WI)  Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor, will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. Please see General Education  for a detailed description of requirements.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.

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