Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree
Mode of Study:
On Campus

The Arts Management program at Methodist University provides a large scope of learning opportunities around all subjects of music such as music theory, aural skills, music history, and more.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with an Arts Management bachelor degrees include music director, music composer, musician, postsecondary music teacher, music event organizer, and so much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Arts Management degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Music director and composer: $65,080
  • Postsecondary music teacher: $86,240
  • Meeting, convention, and event planner: $57,850

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Arts Management program?

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Major Requirements

The Music major with a concentration in Arts Management consists of 98-107 s.h. distributed as follows:

B.A. Requirement

  • One foreign language through the 1020 level (German, French, or Italian recommended).

Required Core Courses for all majors

  • MUS 1600 Music Fundamentals (Required if student does not pass the diagnostic exam) (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 1620 Music Theory II (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 1070 Aural Skills I (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 1080 Aural Skills II (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 2070 Aural Skills III (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 2080 Aural Skills IV (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 2610 Music Theory III (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 2620 Music Theory IV (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 2600 Survey of Music Literature (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 3110 Music History: Ancient Through Baroque (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 3130 Music History: Classic Through Romantic (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 3610 Conducting (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 4190 20th-21st Century and Non-Western Musical Styles (2 s.h.)

Choose two of the following:

  • MUS 4640 Orchestration (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 4650 Introduction to Composition and Arranging (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 4660 Form and Analysis (3 s.h.)

Required Fine Arts Courses

  • ARH 1510 Language of Art (3 s.h.)
  • THE 1620 Survey of Theater (3 s.h.)

Required Business Courses

  • ACC 1510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 1520 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 1510 Management and Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 1700 Microcomputer Business Applications (or CSC 1000) (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 1750 Personal Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3450 Internship I (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 1510 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 1520 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 1510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • One additional 3000-4000 level MKT course (3 s.h.)

Additional Requirements

  1. String majors may enroll in an approved orchestra or string ensemble. Guitar majors must enroll in one of these ensembles (MUS 3480/3490, MUS 3280/3290, or MUS 3860/3870)
  2. All students receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Arts Management are required to complete 12 semester hours on one instrument or voice. Therefore, continuous enrollment in the major instrument is required until a minimum of 12 continuous semester hours of applied lessons (C or higher) is completed. Percussionists must complete no fewer than 12 semester hours of applied lessons, with at least 10 semester hours in applied orchestral percussion.
  3. A half recital in the major instrument or voice is required for graduation.
  4. Enrollment in upper 3000-4000 level courses is predicated on successful completion of 1000-2000 level classes.
  5. Qualified piano majors may be asked to accompany one of the choirs to fulfill requirement.


Susan Durham-Lozaw, D.M.A.

Head, Fine & Performing Arts Division; Professor of Music; Coordinator, Voice
Susan Durham-Lozaw