Undergraduate Standards

In summer 2018, AAAE released the revised Standards for Arts Administration Undergraduate Program Curricula. In general, these standards parallel the Graduate Standards that already exist. Like the Graduate Standards, this initiative was intended to frame and foster a more productive dialogue between practitioners, decision-makers, and leaders in arts and culture.

The latest version features a new section on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and underwent review by a number of arts field leaders and experts. 


Standards for Arts Administration Undergraduate Program Curricula Committee
Lawrence Epstein, co-chair
Drexel University
Brea Heidelberg, co-chair Drexel University
Mary Filice, Columbia College Chicago
Teresa Gregory, Point Park University
Jason C. White, College of Charleston


View and Download the Standards for Arts Administration Undergraduate Curricula


We are grateful to the following individuals who participated in the update of the Undergraduate Standards by reviewing areas of the document as indicated:

Community Engagement
Jason Schupbach
Director of Design Programs, Visual Arts Division Team Leader, Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Laura Zucker
Senior Associate
AEA Consulting

Data Literacy
Arin Sullivan
Vice President, Director of Programs and Products
Data Arts

Carlos Manjarrez
Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Research

Adam Huttler
Fractured Atlas

Experiential Learning
Camille Schenkkan
Program Manager, Emerging Artists and Arts Professionals
Center Theatre Group

Financial Management
Elaine Luttrull
Minerva Financial Arts

Rick Perkins
Former CFO
Kimmel Center

Barbara Silzle
Executive Director
Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Legal & Ethical Environment for the Arts
Peter C. Wolk, Esq.
Law Office of Peter C. Wolk

Rachael Nave
Manager, Legal Services
Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

Marketing the Arts
Allison Trimarco
Creative Capacity, LLC

John McInerney
Eecutive Director
Sachs Program for Arts Innovation

Kendra Lawton-Ajuba
Associate Director, Multichannel Marketing
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Sherri Prentiss
Vice President of Marketing
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Organizational Management
David Snider
Executive & Artistic Director
Hubbard Hall Center for Arts and Education

Martin Cohen
The Cultural Planning Group

Policy for the Arts
Ann Marie Miller
Director of Advocacy & Public Policy
ArtPride New Jersey Foundation

Barbara Schaffer Bacon
Animating Democracy
Americans for the Arts

Strategic Planning
Michael Norris
Vice President of External Relations
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance