3 linked circles to illustrate educational model: artistic skill set and practice, foundational skill set in arts management, and entrepreneurship and innovation in the arts

Miami University’s Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Program combines your artistic skill set with the foundational areas of arts management and arts entrepreneurship to create a new generation of creative problem solvers built for today’s challenges.

We envision a world where the arts are valued as an integral part of society and recognized for contributing to interdisciplinary problem solving through creativity, empathy, critical thinking, and collaboration. We strive to uphold artistic skill sets, foundational skills in arts management, and entrepreneurship and innovation as the ideals for what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.

Miami’s Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Program is rooted in interdisciplinary application and combines existing best practices in the field of arts management and administration with entrepreneurship and innovation allowing students to take control of their creative careers.

Our program is built on the foundational areas of arts management including Leadership & Governance, Mission Based Programming, Finance and Development, Marketing and Communications, Audience Development and Community Engagement, and Policy and Advocacy. Students master the necessary skills to apply the best in creative business practices

The program explores the role of the arts beyond the stage and studio preparing students to tackle global challenges using arts and culture as a catalyst for change. Students are prepared to join an interdisciplinary workforce which focuses on creativity, collaboration, and innovation at the heart of contemporary problem solving. Students connect their creative artistry to emerging trends in arts and cultural creation including Arts for Social Change, Arts Sustainability, Arts Technology, Arts + Health, Creative Placemaking, S.E.A.D (Science, Engineering, Arts, and Design).

Our program offers a new and exciting primary major, co-major, and minors to prepare students to unleash their creativity. Click the links below to explore our curricular offerings. 

BA in Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship

Co-Major in Arts Management

Minor in Arts Management

Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship

Students work at computers
A stage production showing dancing couples in formal dress
A woman works at a computer. In the background, other people and text-covered whiteboards are visible.
A man sings with microphone in hand
A person turns sideways and writes on a whiteboard
A woman paints a portrait. Smaller studies are attached to the wall next to her.
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Stage production showing 2 courtly male actors onstage, with orchestra visible in pit.