Salem College originally established its Arts Management program in 1978, making it one of the oldest in the nation. The minor in Arts Administration complements any major but is particularly valuable for students pursuing degrees in the performing, visual, and literary arts, and art history. It is designed to equip students with the foundational knowledge and skills they need to manage and work in individual and community-based nonprofit arts organizations. The minor in Arts Administration requires the completion of 18 semester hours.