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Arts Administration (BS)

Consider an arts administration profession
Pursuing an arts administration degree will provide you with a strong management background. You’ll engage in a multidisciplinary education that includes art courses that will prepare you for a career in a gallery, museum, arts consulting firm, or art center. 

You could pursue one or more of these areas:
  • Museum or gallery executive director                       
  • Events coordinator
  • Museum curator                                      
  • Collections manager
  • Fundraiser                                  
  • Museum exhibition preparator
  • Grant writer                                
  • Visitor services
  • Education coordinator               
  • Artwork registrar
Learn with Minot State
Studying for a Bachelor of Education in Arts Administration at Minot State is a meaningful and rewarding creative experience. During your training you will build confidence with the various aspects of museum management, with an elective focus on a personal museum interest, all while becoming versed in art technique, concept, design, and aesthetic judgment. 

The Minot State Art Department is small enough to foster strong teacher-student mentoring and large enough to attract quality professors who are engaged in outstanding research. Members of the art faculty are dedicated educators who have achieved personal success in the arts and work for the success of their students.

 

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Features of a Minot State arts administration degree

Community
At Minot State, you’ll be located in one of America’s Most Artistic Towns, as ranked by Expedia’s travel blog ViewFinder. University and community opportunities include the Minot State University Art Club, Flat Tail Press, and NOTSTOCK (our popular arts festival on campus), as well as downtown Minot galleries and museums. Find your inspiration through The Taube Museum of Art, 62 Doors, or get involved with numerous local art groups like the Minot Street Art Movement.
Art galleries
Galleries are critical classrooms for the art student. MSU boasts three unique galleries. MSU's Northwest Arts Center is nationally known for its diverse exhibitions of contemporary and traditional art. It is also home to an estimable collection of artwork and historical artifacts showcased around campus and in the newly renovated Northwest Arts Center. Additional galleries reside in the art department and administrative buildings.
Learning environment
Small classes ensure you’ll receive personal attention from your instructors, engage in collaboration with classmates, and maximize your learning experience in our studios, classrooms, and galleries.
Our college
The College of Arts & Sciences provides a fundamental liberal arts education, giving you the knowledge, skills, and values to help you think critically and creatively.
Art department scholarship
The Harvey & Arlene Twyman scholarship is available to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and currently enrolled majors. Awards are based on the quality of applications and student portfolios. You are encouraged to apply at MinotStateU.edu/msuart.

Accreditation 
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.