Arts Administration Minor

Any Rider University student may choose to pursue the 18-credit Arts Administration minor. Interested students should declare the Arts Administration minor by completing a form available in the Assistant Registrar’s Office at Westminster Choir College.

Arts Administration Minor (18 semester hours)

Required Courses 12

Introduction to Arts Administration *1
Introduction to Business
AAD202Communications & Marketing in the Arts *2
AAD203Arts Fundraising *2
Choose one of the following *33
ENG321Workplace Writing: Business & Professional Contexts 
ENG322Workplace Writing: Grant Proposals, Fundraising & Development 
COM107Writing for the Media 
Electives chosen from the following:
AAD290Arts Administration Independent Study (may be repeated once)3
AAD305Music Publishing3
AAD306Recording Industry3
AAD307Tour Management2
AAD350Venue Management2
AAD351Crossing Cultural Borders: An Investigation of Arts Management Styles in other Countries (may be taken more than once)3
AAD491Internship (Minors may repeat up to two times.)3
AAC210Introduction to Accounting3
ACC220Managerial Uses of Accounting3
ADV300Advertising Principles3
ART227Gallery Management3
BUS210Introduction to Law: Contracts3
CIS185Information Systems Essentials3
CIS340Electronic Commerce3
COM102Introduction to News Writing3
COM107Persuasive Writing for the Media3
COM212Publication Design3
COM261Multimedia Communication3
COM280Issues in Event Planning3
COM290Professional and Strategic Speech3
COM341Publicity Methods in Organizations3
COM363Converging Digital Media3
ENG322Workplace Writing: Grant Proposals3
LDP200Foundations of Leadership3
MGT201Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
MGT310Introduction to Human Resource Management3
MGT363Management Skills3
MKT330International Marketing3
MKT340Personal Selling3
MUS312The Arts Abroad (January term)3
Suggested Political Science Courses
POL201Policy Issues, Advocacy and Budgeting3
POL215Global Politics3
POL210Public Opinion3
POL325Public Administration


  1. Satisfactory completion of AAD121 or CBA110 and of all English Composition requirements of a student’s college is a prerequisite for AAD202 and AAD203.
  2. A student who chooses to take both AAD121and CBA110 may count the credits for the second course toward electives in this minor.
  3. A student who chooses to take two of the three writing courses may count the second course toward electives in this minor.
  4. An internship must be undertaken in an arts organization venue in order to count toward this minor. While it may be arranged for three or more credits, a maximum of six internship credits may be counted toward electives.