If you have a passion for the arts but think there’s no way you can make a living in the field, think again.
The Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area is home to countless arts organizations, from large and established to small startups—not to mention government agencies like the National Endowment for the Arts. Work with artists to understand and contribute to the culture, and gain the knowledge and skills to help artists and arts organizations thrive in a market-driven society—all while pursuing your own artistic endeavors.
In this Bachelor of Arts program, you’ll learn about the cultural, political and economic aspects of the arts while concentrating on the art that interests you most: visual art, music, theater, dance, creative writing, filmmaking and more.
When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work for businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies that deal in, represent or interact with artists and the arts—perhaps in addition to managing your own freelance artistic career. You’ll also be well prepared for graduate-level study in business and the arts.
You’ll take courses in:
- arts production and performance
- history, appreciation and analysis of the arts
- government and business as they relate to the arts
- technology’s impact on and importance to the arts.
With UB’s location between the Station North Arts and Entertainment District and the Mount Vernon Cultural District, the neighborhood is your laboratory, and this program will allow you opportunities to work with the city’s theaters, museums, galleries, musical venues and arts advocacy groups, shadowing and assisting artists, attending exhibits and performances, and interning with an artist or arts-related organization.