Arts Administration & Museology.


Arts Administration & Museology

ARTS ADMINISTRATION & MUSEOLOGY studies how arts organizations and museums operate, struggle to survive and thrive in a challenging and changing world. This field of study draws from a variety of disciplines not only in the arts, but in business, psychology, sociology, religion, history and political science.

The minor has two options:

  • Performing Arts Administration
  • Visual Arts Administration and Museum Studies

New York City Connections

Students may choose to participate in the New York Semester for Social Entrepreneurship, the New York Semester on Contemporary Art or the New York Semester in Theatre.

And, for those who prefer more distant shores, Drew’s famous London Semester might be the way to go.

Learn more about our unique semester programs in NYC and abroad.

Class-Act Facilities

The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts—70,000 square feet of creative spaces—gives Drew students opportunities to learn, collaborate and create. Spaces include a concert hall recognized for superior design and acoustics, the Thomas H. Kean Theatre—a black box—directing and acting labs, a scene shop, a costume shop and the Korn Gallery, an exhibition space for Drew faculty and students and visiting artists.

Scholarship Opportunities

Incoming students may apply for the Civic Engagement Scholarship. The Civic Engagement office also reimburses travel expenses connected with the performing arts administration course.

Current students may apply for the Patenaude Internship Scholarship to help them offset expenses connected to internships. Learn more.

Internships Galore

Students are required to do an administrative internship at an arts organization, many of which lead to job opportunities.

Recent internships have included:
• Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Sony Records
• Roundabout Theatre
• Signature Theatre
• Museum of Modern Art
• Morris Museum
• Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
• Writer’s Theatre of New Jersey
• Jacob’s Pillow
• American Repertory Theatre

Great Jobs and Top Graduate Schools

Graduates of the program have gone on to start their own companies. Others have gone on to become top executives in leading arts organizations.

Recent accomplishments include:
• Vice President, Dunch Arts, NYC
• Director of Finance, Manhattan Theatre Club
• Producing Artistic Director, Bottom’s Dream, NYC
• Executive Director, New Olympus Theatricals
• Marketing Director, Rattlestick Theatre

Still others have attended some of the top graduate programs in arts administration, at institutions such as:
• Yale
• Carnegie-Mellon
• Boston University