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The ARAD program is designed so that each student builds upon required courses and tailors electives to fit specific professional objectives. Meet three of our students below and see how they've created very different paths at ARAD to meet their individual goals.

Megan Friel: Research & Evaluation

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During my time in the program, I have worked to position myself for a career in foundation work or consulting so that I will be able to take a macro view of the arts sector, working to develop strong engagement strategies. I focused on building my skills in the research and evaluation that will inform successful strategies for expanding access to cultural resources. 

I took classes in the Department of Organization and Leadership at TC, including Evaluation Methods, to build my knowledge of evaluation theory broadly and Using Survey Research in Organizational Consulting to develop my skills in survey research specifically, as it is used heavily in arts organizations. I also took Statistics and Data Science Management for Social Innovation at the School of International and Public Affairs to build the data analysis skills needed to interpret evaluation findings.

INTERNSHIPS

Consultant for the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize: February 2016 to May 2016

Summer Intern at WolfBrown: May 2016 to August 2016

Research and Development Intern at Koszyn and Company: September 2016 to December 2016

COURSEWORK

Fall 2015 - 12 credits

  • A&HG 4013 - Cultural Policy

  • A&HG 4170 - Principles & Practice in Arts Administration

  • A&HG 4173 - Arts In Context

  • B 8635 - Marketing The Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Spring 2016 - 18 credits

  • A&HA 5090 - Museum Education Issues, II

  • A&HG 4176 - Support Structures: Development & Fundraising

  • A&HG 4470 - Internship: Arts Administration

  • A&HG 4575 - Masters Seminar in Arts Administration

  • A&HG 5174 - Principles & Practice in Arts Administration: Visual Arts

  • U 6513 - Managing Data Science: Social Innovation & Development

Summer 2016 - 3 credits

  • HUDM 4120 - Basic Concepts in Statistics

Fall 2016 - 12 credits

  • A&HG 4174 - Law & The Arts I

  • B 6001 - Accounting I: Financial Accounting

  • K 5230 - Innovations in Philanthropy

  • ORL 5522 - Evaluation Methods I

Spring 2017 - 15 credits

  • A&HG 4175 - Law & The Arts II

  • A&HG 4199 - Issues: Access & the Arts

  • A&HG 5175 - Business Policy Planning-Arts

  • K 5360 - Grant Writing

  • ORLJ 5018 - Using Survey Research in Organizational Consulting

Emily McCabe: Education & Community Engagement

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My background, experience, and particular interests lie in performing arts education and community engagement. I am most excited about connecting children and families with engaging artistic work that will stimulate their creativity and curiosity and supplement their education in school. Whether that is through partnerships with schools, teacher professional development, student curriculum development/arts integration, or family programming my goal is to support and extend this work both in schools and in the community.

Through the Music Education department I have taken courses on childhood development and creating musical experiences for children that have combined practice with theory. Additional education focused courses include Education Policy/Management of Instruction and Evaluating Social and Educational Programs, which heightened my sense of the educational structures and scaffolds that impact arts organizations work with schools and families.

Internships

NY Philharmonic, Education Department: January 2016-May 2016 and September 2016-February 2017

Bravo!Vail Music Festival, Development Department: June 2016-August 2016

New 42/New Victory Theater: February 2017-May 2017

Coursework

Fall 2015 - 15 credits

  • A&HG 4170 - Principles & Practice in Arts Administration

  • A&HG 4173 - Arts In Context

  • B 8635 - Marketing The Arts, Culture & Entertainment

  • EDPS 5646 - Evaluation of Educational & Social Programs

  • ORLJ 4005 - Organizational Psychology

Spring 2016 - 14 credits

  • A&HG 4176 - Support Structures: Development & Fundraising

  • A&HG 4470 - Internship: Arts Administration

  • A&HG 4575 -  Masters Seminar in Arts Administration

  • A&HG 5173 - Principles & Practice in Arts Administration: Performing Arts

  • A&HM 4150 - Violin Instruction: Non-Major

Fall 2016 - 15 credits

  • A&HG 4174 - Law & The Arts I

  • B 6001 - Accounting I: Financial Accounting

  • A&HM 5022 - Children's Musical Development

  • ORLJ 4002 - Functions of Organizations

  • ORLJ 5005 - Leadership and Supervision

Spring 2017 - 18 credits

  • A&HG 4175 - Law & The Arts II

  • A&HG 5175 - Business Policy Planning-Arts

  • A&HM 4021 - Designing Musical Experiences for Young Children

  • B 7553 - Managerial Decision Making

  • EDPA 4013 - Education Policy & the Management of Instruction

  • ORLJ 6040 - Fundamentals of cooperation, conflict resolution and mediation in different institutional contexts

Kelly Olshan: Entrepreneurship

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My interest in entrepreneurship stems from my background as a visual artist, where I recognized how important it is for artists to be conversant in business. Given that artists are sole proprietors ultimately responsible for developing a unique portfolio of skills and income sources, I see entrepreneurship as a training ground for artists’ careers. After graduation, I plan to apply my entrepreneurial skills to artist services, helping other artists develop their careers. In the long term, I’m interested in establishing my own program, nonprofit or business that addresses issues concerning artists’ rights.

I took Introduction to Venturing at the Executive MBA program and Launch Your Startup at the MBA program to familiarize myself with the language, practices, and processes associated with venture creation. The former served as primarily a case-based survey of divergent success stories; the latter functioned as a trial run where I fleshed out an idea for an arts service organization, going through the process of designing, prototyping, and pitching the venture.

Internships

Creative Capital, Professional Development Program: May – Sept. 2016

Art21, Arts Administration: September – December 2016

Artforum, Editorial and Advertising: January – March 2017

Coursework

Fall 2015 - 12 credits

  • A&HG 4170 - Principles & Practice in Arts Administration

  • A&HG 4173 - Arts In Context

  • A&HA 5063 - Advanced Studio

  • B 8635 - Marketing The Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Spring 2016 - 18 credits

  • A&HA 4093 - Sculpture as Making

  • A&HG 4176 - Support Structures: Development & Fundraising

  • A&HG 4199 - Issues: Arts Leadership in Context

  • A&HG 4575 - Masters Seminar in Arts Administration

  • A&HG 5174 - Principles & Practice in Arts Administration: Visual Arts

  • B 7518 - Introduction To Venturing

Summer 2016 - 6 credits

  • A&HA 6902 - Studio Work-Art/Ed: Sculpture

  • A&HG 4470 - Internship: Arts Administration

Fall 2016 - 12 credits

  • A&HG 4174 - Law & The Arts I

  • B 6001 - Accounting I: Financial Accounting

  • B 8519 - Launch Your Startup

  • K 5010 - Managing Human Behavior

Spring 2017 - 13 credits

  • A&HG 4175 - Law & The Arts II, 3 credits

  • A&HG 4199 - Issues: Access & the Arts

  • A&HG 5175 - Business Policy Planning-Arts

  • G 8432 - Art/Theory In A Global Context

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