College of Arts and Letters2014-2015

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Arts and Cultural Management, Minor

What takes place behind the curtain, a dancer’s shoes and a painting’s frame?  This minor teaches you basic business skills and their application in the arts.  You will explore the societal importance of the arts and how an artist’s self-expression shapes cultural and individual identities.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Arts and Cultural Management?

This minor will prepare you for graduate and/or professional work in variety of museum, gallery, and performing arts organizations. Students gain the skills to be an effective leader in the arts and cultural sector. These skills translate to careers as diverse as development director, program officer, coordinator of events and special projects, managing director, executive director and sales manager. It is a natural companion to many majors, including Comparative Cultural Studies, Theatre, Music, History, Business, Communications, etc.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 21
Major GPA C
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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