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Arts Management and Entrepreneurship


Arts Management

Arts management converges the artistic and business elements of a career in the arts by applying business administration skills and processes to the art world. While arts management is largely associated with the non-profit sector, there are numerous opportunities with for-profit companies. Benefit from OU's extensive alumni network and distinguished partnerships.

Arts Entrepreneurship

Did you know that professional workers in the arts are 3.6 times more likely to be self-employed than the average worker? Enroll and learn how business and entrepreneurial skills not only help you develop as artists, but also as a professional supporting artist and navigate a complex and dynamic industry.

The OU Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Programs

The Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (AME) Undergraduate Minor,  Graduate Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship, and Online MA in Arts Management, at the University of Oklahoma, are programs designed for students interested in building a career in the arts in an exciting and ever-changing marketplace. Click on our programs tab to learn more about curriculum sequences and expectations.


Watch the video below to hear from our faculty and students about our program.

Career Opportunities

The demand for creative people with entrepreneurial and administrative skills continues to rise. The OU Arts Management & Entrepreneurship program prepares students for careers in the creative industries, arts management, cultural tourism, and for leadership roles in arts and culture-centric organizations. 

Careers Graduates May Pursue

  • Arts Management
  • Communication
  • Cultural tourism
  • Arts Mediation or Arts Broker
  • Religious Organizations
  • Native American Heritage
  • Museum Curation
  • Performing Arts
  • Cultural Center Management
  • Licensing and Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Education
  • Contract Workers such as Writers, Graphic Designers, Musicians, etc.
  • Promoting Own Career and Company
  • Bookings and Event Promotion
  • Stage Production and Management
  • Broadcasting
  • Recording Industry
  • Blogging and Music/Arts Journalism 


Check the map below to see where our students work and intern.

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