Aspiring Leaders in the Arts Industry

Major: Performing Arts Management

The Performing Arts Management Program at Lycoming College is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the management side of the performing arts. Ideal for those passionate about the arts who are eager to work beyond the stage, the interdisciplinary curriculum blends theatre and performing arts coursework, practica, and internship experiences with comprehensive business, corporate communications, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship classes. The program suits well students interested in both business and the arts and provides theoretical and practical foundations for aspiring arts management professionals and cultural organization leaders.

Student Opportunities

  • Complete an internship with leading arts organizations, theaters, and production companies gaining invaluable real-world experience and professional networking opportunities.
  • Manage theatre box office and front house operations.
  • Engage in marketing efforts and audience development.
  • Attend professional workshops and theatre productions, both locally and abroad (Shaw Festival).
  • Spend a semester abroad or participate in a May Term travel course.
  • Complete a capstone experience tailored to meet your professional needs.

Why Lycoming?

  1. Interdisciplinary Approach: Benefit from a curriculum that bridges the gap between the arts and business.
  2. Practical Experience: Gain hands-on experience managing live performances and arts events.
  3. Professional Internships: Build your resume and professional network with internships in top arts organizations.
  4. Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced professionals and scholars who are leaders in their fields.
  5. Career Readiness: Graduate with the skills, experience, and connections needed to thrive in the performing arts industry.
  6. Unique Offering: Take advantage of a highly-sought approach that integrates performing arts with business management – a distinctive program offered by few colleges.
  7. Generous scholarships and financial aid: Leverage the financial support of Lycoming College for a more affordable and enjoyable college experience as you look for your best college fit.

Why Lycoming is the Right Choice →