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A&HG 4013 Cultural Policy

A seminar covering historical and contemporary issues in arts policy focused on moments of economic, political, and social conflict and consensus.

A&HG 4100 Master's Essay: Arts Administration

Permission from program coordinator required. Students who have registered for the 60 required points of coursework but have not completed the master's essay may register for this course if they wish in order to continue to access College services. Students pay the College fee only.

A&HG 4170 Principles and Practice in Arts Administration

Permission from professor required for non-AADM majors. Overview of the history of arts administration and current professional practices. In-depth discussion of current debates in performing and visual arts organizations.

A&HG 4173 Arts in Context

Permission from professor required for non-AADM majors. A seminar and lecture-style course designed to provide a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural context for discussions of aesthetic, ethical, and political questions that define and challenge the responsible arts administrator’s role.

A&HG 4174 Law and the Arts I

This course is designed to introduce students to the legal issues surrounding the creation and dissemination of artistic works in both the visual and the performing arts. While we will touch upon legal and ethical issues faced by arts organizations and other institutions, our primary focus will be the rights and legal obligations of artists themselves. Topics covered include copyright, trademark, moral rights, personality rights, and the First Amendment.

A&HG 4175 Law and the Arts II

Permission from professor required for non-AADM majors. Lectures and seminars on not-for-profit corporations, alternative forms of organization and tax exemption; the role and problems of trustees, directors, and officers; and commercial and political activity, administrative regulations concerning arts organizations, and arts-specific contracts.

A&HG 4176 Support Structures: Development and Fundraising in the Arts and Humanities

Permission from professor required for non-AADM majors. An overview of current thinking in the field on finding support and generating funds for cultural initiatives including traditional and non-traditional approaches, funding trend analysis and research, new media platforms, emerging legal structures and considerations and social entrepreneurship and revenue generation.

A&HG 4370 Practicum in arts administration

Permission from the Program Director via the Professional Development Coordinator required. This is a required course that offers professional development sessions as a supplement to the internship. This course is taken prior to the required internship.

A&HG 4470 Internship in arts administration

Permission from Program Director via the Professional Development Coordinator required. Internship arranged with host institutions on an individual basis, taking into account the student’s needs, interests, and capacities and the host’s abilities to integrate those with its operation in an educationally useful manner. Section 001 (3 credits): a minimum of 112.5 hours. Section 002 (2 credits): 75-112 required hours.

A&HG 4575 Masters Seminar in Arts Administration

Full-time degree candidates only. Required for all master’s students. Guided independent work culminating in the development of a comprehensive research plan and methodology to produce the culminating master’s essay.

A&HG 4576 Master's Seminar in Arts Administration B: Research Apprenticeship

Interview required. Supervised individual apprenticeship to ongoing projects in arts management, arts law, arts and cultural policy.

A&HG 4970 Supervised individual research in arts administration

Permission from the Program Director required. Independent research in arts administration.

A&HG 5173 Principles and Practice in Arts Administration: Performing Arts

Permission from professor required for non-AADM majors. Prerequisite: A&HG 4170. A continuation of A&HG 4170 with special reference to administration and practice within performing arts organizations, including music, dance, and theater.

A&HG 5174 Principles and Practice in Arts Administration: Visual Arts

Permission from professor required for non-AADM majors. Prerequisite: A&HG 4170. A continuation of A&HG 4170 with special reference to the application of management principles and skills to the visual arts, including museums, commercial and cooperative galleries, artists’ spaces, public art, and corporate and individual collectors and artists.

A&HG 5175 Business Policy and Planning for the Arts Manager

Permission from professor required for non-AADM majors. Designed to integrate arts administration coursework from business, law, and the arts. Moves from the financial, cultural, and political environment to strategic planning tools to specific arts situations in the creation and implementation of policy and planning objectives.

A&HG 5179 Making Sense of Censorship

Uses a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the twin phenomena of censorship and freedom of expression, historically and at present. Censorship will be investigated as a social process, intricately linked with power, knowledge production, group struggles, and social change. Students will explore its causes and consequences and strategies of intervention.

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