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ARM 54 Introduction to Arts Management

This course is an introduction to the field of arts management, its history, current business practices and career opportunities. The focus will be on the management techniques needed to be an arts administrator, concentrating on management issues and business operations. Various aspects of the arts such as staffing financing, economic impact and application, marketing, fundraising and governance are covered. Students will learn about the relationship of art to government, business and education as well as the relationship of the individual artist to the arts organization.
Fall, 3 credits

ARM 1A Arts Management Practicum

An intensive experience in an arts management position related to the student's area of concentration. To be taken in conjunction with ARM 55.
Prerequisite: ARM 54
Spring, 1 credit

ARM 57 Development, Fundraising and Grant Writing

An introduction to fund development principles in the arts. Topics will include annual and capital campaigns; government, corporate, foundation and individual giving, direct mail solicitation, special events and information systems. This is a writing intensive course in which students will write solicitation letters, grant proposals and complete grant applications and complete a report on the mission, program and income sources of a non-profit arts institution.
Prerequisites: ARM 54, 55
Spring, 3 credits

ARM 58 Accounting In the Arts

An introduction to the theory and practice of accounting in arts organizations.
Prerequisites: ARM 54, 55.
Fall, 3 credits

ARM 59 Marketing The Arts

An introduction to marketing and development for the arts. The course will explore factors involved in developing and sustaining audiences, budgeting, public relations, and creative problem solving for the special circumstances found in arts organizations.
Prerequisites: ARM 54, 55.
Spring, 3 credits

ARM 60 Anatomy of a Museum (formerly ARM 3)

An introductory course exploring the workings of a gallery/museum and the roles that trustees, directors, curators and other museum staff play in the administration of historical properties. The course explores the history, philosophy and purpose of museums as well as the methodology of visual interpretation.
On Occasion, 3 credits

ARM 61 Museum Management (formerly ARM 4)

This course covers the planning and installation of gallery exhibitions and applies the knowledge gained in ARM 60. Direct experience with the problems of a permanent collection as well as temporary exhibits is explored. Apprenticeship experience is geared to the interests of the students. Field trips to studios, galleries and museums are included.
On Occasion, Spring, 3 credits

ARM 62 Principles and Practices of the Music Industry

This course will provide a general orientation to the music entertainment profession and assist in the development of critical thinking in the analysis of the music industry. Focus will be on the following topics: scope and overview of the record industry, artist management, unions and guilds, publishing, retail and distribution, marketing, and concert management.
On Occasion, Fall, 3 credits

ARM 63 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry

The course provides a continued general orientation to the music entertainment profession and assists in the development of critical thinking in the analysis of the music industry. Focus will be on the following topics: the music business system (from composer to government regulation), songwriting, music publishing, licensing, unions and guilds, agents, managers, attorneys, arts administration and touring.
Fall, 3 credits

ARM 64 Theatre Management

This course is a detailed study of the problems of managing various theatrical organizations: single commercial production, repertory companies, touring, educational theatre companies. It includes press relations, publicity, budgeting, audience development, business management, union relations, and economic trends in theatre.
Prerequisites: THA4 and/or permission of the instructor
Fall, Even year, 3 credits
Cross listed as THA 12.

ARM 68 Legal Aspects of the Arts and Entertainment Industries

This course is an introduction to entertainment law, specifically to the role of contracts, copyright and the Constitution in the arts and entertainment. Emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of arts and entertainment law so that students studying arts management will learn the vocabulary utilized by entertainment lawyers and the principles of the major working areas of entertainment law.
Fall, 3 credits

ARM 89 A, B, C Advanced Independent Study in Arts Management

Individual faculty-guided research and projects in Arts Management. Plan of study must be approved by the faculty supervisor and program director. May be repeated.
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director
Every Semester, 1, 2, or 3 credits

ARM 91 Arts Management Thesis

The Arts Management thesis is generally completed during the senior year and is the compilation of intensive research in the student's arts focus area.
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director
Every Semester, 3 credits

ARM 99 Internship in Arts Management

A resident internship with an arts management organization in the student's concentration. Internships require 125 to 150 hours of residency work, and must be arranged the semester prior to the residency with the program director.
May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Prerequisite: Permission of the program director
Every Semester, 3 credits