Arts Management

Phone: 715-346-3409
Email: comm@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/comm

715-346-3409
comm@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/comm

UW-Stevens Point Arts Management graduates at work

  • Michelle Gress '15Assistant to the President, Oshkosh Opera House Foundation, Oshkosh, Wis.
  • Emilee Morton '14Managing Director, MADCO Modern American Dance Company, St. Louis
  • Benjamin A.C. Selle '00Casting Director/Owner, Sellebrity, Inc., Los Angeles

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Phone: 715-346-3409
Email: comm@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/comm

Choose Arts Management at UW-Stevens Point

The arts management program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, which was established in 1988, is the oldest undergraduate program of its kind in the state. It was recently ranked tops in the state, fourth in the Midwest and in the top 25 in the nation on best-art-colleges.com. Arts management combines skills in business, communication and the arts to promote all facets of the arts. Arts managers are responsible for financing and marketing, developing programs, managing facilities, writing grants, and managing personnel to support artists and arts agencies.

Career opportunities in Arts Management

With an average placement rate of more than 90 percent, our graduates continue their success in the workplace. Possible career paths include marketing and audience development, fundraising, arts education, museum direction, music management, event planning, theater and dance promotion and casting. See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Building your résumé

Internships are required for arts management majors. Each student must complete two, two-credit internships and a 12-credit externship. Internships typically are done locally and might include working for Centertainment, Arts Bash or the Carlsten Gallery. Externships are completed while working full-time for an arts organization outside of Stevens Point. Students also may elect to complete this requirement through UW-Stevens Point’s London externship program.

Outside the classroom

Students are encouraged to join student organizations. Organizations meet on a regular basis and contribute actively to student life by sponsoring trips and special events, and raising awareness of contemporary issues.

Officers work with faculty advisers, the department, the College of Fine Arts and Communication and the university to facilitate conferences, workshops, lectures and special events. Currently, our student organizations are The Pointer student newspaper, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), SPTV student television and WWSP-90FM student radio. The Student Involvement and Employment Office offers many other opportunities for student to get involved.

Student support services

The Communication Arts Center is in the heart of campus, just behind Old Main Hall and next to the Dreyfus University Center. The historic 50,000-square-foot building boasts some of the newest communication technology available and state-of-the art classroom facilities, while still maintaining its charm and beautiful architecture.

Students appreciate our faculty’s open-door policies and their willingness to help with recommendations, advice about jobs, graduate schools and dilemmas encountered by students.
The department affiliates closely with UW-Stevens Point’s Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for students and alumni.