Arts Administration

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The study of arts administration is for those who imagine a potential career on the business side of art within various types of organizations – museums, alternative galleries, community-based organizations, educational programs, theater companies, music ensembles, etc. Recognizing that there are particular aspects of operating an arts-focused organization, arts administration programs provide the next generation of administrators with a solid backing in the theory and practice of organizational development, finance, marketing, law and operational systems.

DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Emily Pilloton | Founder and Executive Director of Project H Design

Emily Pilloton | Founder and Executive Director of Project H Design

Emily Pilloton (MFA 2005) exemplifies the possibilities of forging a career path that fulfills personal passions while empowering others to reach their own self-directed potential. Pilloton is the founder and director of Project H Design (design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness), a nonprofit design and architecture agency she created in 2008. She operates her organization around the central idea that design can activate both education and community and capitalizes on the motivated energy of residents in the communities she engages.