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Performing Arts Management, B.A.

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  • 48 months
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Key Features

You are given the opportunity to concentrate in many different areas of management and business including the recording industry, touring, arts marketing, fundraising, for and non-profit management and entrepreneurial studies. Not only will you explore a variety of current problems inherent to the industry through classroom discussions, guest speakers, case studies and assignments, but also attend conferences and go on field trips to Connecticut arts institutions, as well as those in Boston and New York.

Core classes give you practical and hands-on experience including Arts Management Practicum and Internship, which enhance your leadership, teamwork and networking skills, while helping you grow personally and professionally. Recent students interned at The Bushnell Center for the Arts, The Newport Jazz Festival, Live Nation, City Parks Foundation, Tanglewood, Motema Records and many more.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts Management from University of Hartford, your career-ready skills will be put to work at talent agencies, recording studios, performing arts centers, artist management companies, as well as professional dance and theatre companies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Arts Management 
  • Academic Writing
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Music history elective 
  • Information Literacy in the Performing Arts
  • Paranov Performance Hour
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Entertainment Law
  • Survey of Record Industry
  • Sound Technology
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Business Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Case Studies in Music/Arts Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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