Courses

Arts Administration

Courses

200 Level

  • AADM 201 Working in the Arts and Entertainment Industries
     

    AADM 201

    Working in the Arts and Entertainment Industries
    This course provides students with an understanding of the business structures and organizations within the arts and entertainment professions. The course explores the role of the artist in arts and entertainment; influences on the professions including public opinion, current events, law and labor unions; and contemporary issues facing the arts and entertainment professions and artists.
  • AADM 225 Legal Issues in Arts and Entertainment
     

    AADM 225

    Legal Issues in Arts and Entertainment
    This course introduces students to legal issues that affect artists and administrators in the arts and entertainment professions. Topics examined include copyright, piracy, trademark protection, First Amendment rights and cultural property rights. Additionally, students explore the legal context of employment relationships including discrimination laws, labor unions, contracts, and regulated compensation and benefits. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 123.

300 Level

  • AADM 310 Connecting Art and Audiences
     

    AADM 310

    Connecting Art and Audiences
    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how arts organizations create goals and objectives, plan programs, and fund and market programs to the public. An understanding of these processes is vital for both the arts administrator and artists working with arts organizations. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 123.  

400 Level

  • AADM 425 Career Management for Artists
     

    AADM 425

    Career Management for Artists
    This course educates students on career planning and management subjects that affect professional artists. Topics examined include self-promotion, launching careers, negotiating contracts, grant writing and generating income. Additionally, students explore career assessment tools to help them determine the best artistic environments in which to achieve their personal career success. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 123.
  • AADM 440 Event Planning for Artists and Arts Managers
     

    AADM 440

    Event Planning for Artists and Arts Managers
    From meetings to concerts to gallery exhibitions to fundraising galas, event planning is an essential skill for those working in arts and entertainment. This course engages students through theory and practice in the art of hosting a successful event. Course topics include creating an event plan with goals and outcomes, personnel management, event promotion and sponsorships, budgeting, assessment techniques, event design and security considerations. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100 or CMPA 110 or ELDS 205 or ELDS 225, ENGL 123.
  • AADM 465 Business of the Arts
     

    AADM 465

    Business of the Arts
    In bustling cultural hubs, students explore arts institutions from behind the scenes. This course features visits to arts organizations to tour the facilities and meet with management professionals. Additionally, students have the unique opportunity to meet arts service organization professionals and union leaders. By interacting with arts managers, students gain firsthand knowledge of the professional arts environment. The trips also include the opportunity to view arts exhibitions and programs.
  • AADM 495 Special Topics in Arts Administration
     

    AADM 495

    Special Topics in Arts Administration
    This course examines topical issues in arts administration. Issues vary from term to term. Prerequisite(s): Varies according to topic.

700 Level

  • AADM 701 Principles of Arts Administration 1
     

    AADM 701

    Principles of Arts Administration
    1
    This course introduces students to the organizational and systematic approaches to creating and managing an artistic business in a variety of sectors. Emphasis is placed on for-profit, entrepreneurship and non-profit based businesses, giving students the tools and skills necessary to start their own and/or manage an artistic business in this field. Topics covered include incorporation, creating a business or strategic plan, organizational structures, management techniques and theories and strategic planning.
  • AADM 709 Legal Issues in the Arts 1
     

    AADM 709

    Legal Issues in the Arts
    1
    Students in this course are introduced to legal issues that affect the cultural and creative industries. Topics examined include First Amendment rights, intellectual property, contract law, labor and employee relations, and business formation and liability. Students are exposed to the prominent legal frameworks within which these matters and strategies are framed through the exploration of historical and contemporary case studies.
  • AADM 720 Arts Financing and Money Management 1
     

    AADM 720

    Arts Financing and Money Management
    1
    Financial management is a core function within the management of any business. It is the foundation upon which the resources (human, physical and financial) of any company are maintained and monitored. Financial analysis is an essential requisite for sound strategic planning and governance. This course guides students through the key conceptual areas of financial management including accounting practices, understanding financial statements (cash flow, balance sheet, income statement), creating budgets, developing cost-benefit analyses, finding and securing start-up funding and managing investments.
  • AADM 739 Raising Funds for Non-profit Arts Organizations 1
     

    AADM 739

    Raising Funds for Non-profit Arts Organizations
    1
    Students in this course explore contemporary philanthropic fundraising practices and considerations. Special emphasis is placed on values-based philanthropy through initiative design and strategy, as well as the challenges and opportunities of raising funds in the cultural or creative industries. Additionally, students develop an understanding of the various types of campaigns for raising funds, the roles and responsibilities of funders and institutional leadership, and working with volunteer boards.
  • AADM 740 Events: Planning, Logistics, Marketing and Evaluation
     

    AADM 740

    Events: Planning, Logistics, Marketing and Evaluation
    From meetings to concerts to gallery exhibitions to fundraising galas, event planning is an essential skill for those working in the arts. This course engages students through theory and practice in the art of hosting a successful event. Course topics include creating an event plan with goals and outcomes, personnel management, event promotion and sponsorships, budgeting, assessment techniques, event design and security considerations. Students work collaboratively to produce an event and assess the results.
  • AADM 745 Promoting the Arts 1
     

    AADM 745

    Promoting the Arts
    1
    Through a comprehensive and practical approach to marketing, this course offers students an understanding of how to promote cultural or creative enterprises. Topics include market and new venture research, target marketing, direct mail campaigns, media coverage and advertising utilizing new technologies. Prerequisite(s): WRIT 743.
  • AADM 746 Arts Administration Internship 1
     

    AADM 746

    Arts Administration Internship
    1
    The arts administration field internship provides students with professional experience in a cultural or creative enterprise or an organization or business that services the cultural or creative professions.  Internship opportunities may include, but are not limited to, communications enterprises, dance companies, event management enterprises, galleries, municipal cultural affairs agencies, museums, opera companies, orchestras, presenting organizations, private or corporate foundations, producing organization, theater companies, trade associations or visual arts studios. Prerequisite(s): An approved graduate field internship application.
  • AADM 749 Arts Administration M.A. Final Project
     

    AADM 749

    Arts Administration M.A. Final Project
    With the guidance of the faculty and committee members, students take the opportunity to create their own final project relating to the field of arts administration. This course allows students the opportunity to put their plans and ideas to action and execution. Students are encouraged to propose final projects that connect directly to an industry organization and professionals, creating a potential bridge from course work to the field and beyond.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of the review for candidacy.
  • AADM 760 Arts Leadership
     

    AADM 760

    Arts Leadership
    Leading a group of people toward a goal; creating innovative strategies for managing change; constructing a vision that enables institutional effectiveness. These are the responsibilities and roles of effective arts leaders. In this course, students learn various leadership theories and styles. The course also allows for the exploration of personal leadership styles and the development of leadership skills. 
  • AADM 763 Cultural Policy and Advocacy
     

    AADM 763

    Cultural Policy and Advocacy
    This course investigates the various ways in which public policy in the United States—especially at the federal level—has been concerned with arts and culture. Students investigate the history and purpose of U.S. arts and cultural policy as well as the rationale, politics and agencies/programs involved with its development. The course provides insight into the arts and cultural policy environment, the policy-making process and policy actors. Prerequisite(s): AADM 701.
  • AADM 765 The Business Behind the Arts
     

    AADM 765

    The Business Behind the Arts
    In bustling cultural hubs, students explore arts institutions from behind the scenes. This course features visits to arts organizations to tour the facilities and meet with management professionals. Additionally, students have the unique opportunity to meet arts service organization professionals and union leaders. By interacting with arts managers, students gain firsthand knowledge of the professional arts environment. The trip also includes the opportunity to view arts exhibitions and programs.
  • AADM 780 Special Topics in Arts Administration
     

    AADM 780

    Special Topics in Arts Administration
    This course examines topical issues in arts administration. Issues vary from term to term. Prerequisite(s): Varies according to topic.