Arts, Culture & Entertainment Management - The University of Tulsa
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Programs in Arts, Culture & Entertainment Management

Apply your unique enterprising skills to the dynamic creative industry and connect arts and artists with their community.

Our interdisciplinary ACE management program focuses on comprehensive business operations in arts, culture, and entertainment, granting insight into an incredibly diverse industry with infinite professional possibilities. You can tailor your studies to suit your interests and choose amidst four specializations we offer: visual arts, performing arts, entertainment and commercial arts, and cultural and public administration.

You will learn to advocate for and market artists and art events, raise funds, manage finances, develop inspirational programming for arts organizations, and more. With an emphasis on practical learning, our expert faculty will further advise you on various exciting opportunities such as international practica, semester-long internships, and field trips imperative for launching your careers.

80% Success Rate for ACE Management Graduates

12 Average Class Size

99% Success Rate for Greek Life Students

100% First-Year Students Have Financial Aid

Professional Opportunities

Expanding on theoretical classroom knowledge, invaluable communication, and collaborative interpersonal skills, your success is further supported by various hands-on experiences, including a founded London internship exclusive to ACE management and an ACE experience course for majors, where you’ll meet industry professionals, engage in networking opportunities, participate in community events, and more. TU alumni find employment at 108 Contemporary, the Tulsa Ballet, Opera, or The Living Art of Tulsa. 

Job opportunities:

  • Arts administrator
  • Artist agent
  • Development director
  • Director of cultural affairs
  • Gallery manager 

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


    Learn more about the school

    The School of Art, Design & Art History provides a stimulating and intimate environment for practicing, understanding, and advancing the visual arts. Grounded in traditional practices, the program encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches.

    School of Art, Design & Art History