Organizational Communication

The interdisciplinary major in

Organizational Communication

Arts Organizations

Suggestions for students wanting to work for:
* nonprofit museums
* house museums
* art galleries
* symphonies and theatres

A minor in an arts discipline and two internships with arts organizations are strongly recommended. One internship should focus on technical, stage management, or performance areas, and the second internship should focus on management within an arts organization. You must learn about the art form and how to talk to artists, as well as learn how the arts organization operates.

Courses below seem to be best if your interest is in arts organizations; however, they are not required. You may take any of the courses approved for General Education and for the Cognate in the Organizational Communication major.

General Education - 41 hours
Suggestions for General Education: From among the 41 hours required in the General Education, we recommend specific courses in three areas which seem pertinent to arts organizations.

Humanities and/or Fine Arts:
ART 1030 Orientation to Art
DANC 1000 Dance Appreciation
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
THEA 1030 Theatre Appreciation
Natural Sciences:
ASTR 1030/1031 Exploring the Universe
GEOL 1030/1031 Introduction to Earth Science
Social/Behavioral Sciences:
ANTH 2010 Cultural Anthropology

Organizational Communication major - 33 hours
Please talk to your advisor about requirements in the major.

Cognate - 18 hours
Please look over the Cognate list and choose courses that sound interesting and will help you with your career goals.

Electives - 28 hours
Suggestions for Electives: For your elective hours, we recommend you choose more courses listed in the Cognate or choose from the following list.

  • ABAS 2500 Wine Appreciation
  • ABAS 3200 International Wine Industry
  • ACTG 1110 Introduction to Accounting
    or ACTG 3000 Survey of Accounting for General Business
  • COMM 2150 Voice and Diction
  • CSCI 1150 Computer Orientation
  • INFS 1010 Social Networking
  • MKT 3900 Direct Marketing and Electronic Commerce
  • MKT 3910 Consumer Behavior
  • MUHL 3120 Masterworks of Classical Music
  • THEA 3810 Stage Management
  • THEA 3910 Internship in Theatre



Students in ORCO 3250 Communities help with an event for VSA Arts of Tennessee.