About the UK Department of Arts Administration

Founded in 1988, the University of Kentucky's Department of Arts Administration offers one of the most comprehensive curriculums in the country. The program prepares students for the challenges they will meet as professionals in the arts.

The demand for arts administrators remains strong. What was once a small niche has transformed into an industry of professionals trained to manage theatres, symphony halls, galleries, museums, community art councils, orchestras, art centers, and many other types of institutions. In fact, the nonprofit arts industry employs approximately 1.3 million individuals annually.

UK's Arts Administration degree program is designed to teach students the concepts, technologies, and skills necessary to successfully direct an arts organization in a competitive and changing environment. The program advocates a devotion to the arts, an interest in community development and integration, a focus on contemporary and relevant arts trends, and the belief that we can create a positive change by taking skills and knowledge out of the classroom and into the world.

465 Rose Street
UK College of Fine Arts
Lexington, KY 40506-0022
Phone: 859-257-9616
Fax: 859-323-3010
Email: artsadministration@uky.edu

Department of Arts Administration Mission

Dynamic and innovative, the University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration leads national and international initiatives in teaching, research, professional and community service to educate and inspire responsible arts leaders, artists and entrepreneurs.

Department of Arts Administration Diversity Statement

The Department of Art Administration is deeply committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. With respect for all traditions, the department endeavors to create an open and affirming environment where all voices can be heard.