Master of Arts in Arts Administration: Program Goals

 

Program Goals (Updated: February 2018)

  1. Students will demonstrate through their course work and thesis an understanding of the artistic, political, economic, contemporary, historical, and global environments in which the arts, arts organizations, and they exist. 
  2. Students will apply in a practical setting their knowledge of and communicate orally and in writing about managerial functions in the arts including financial management, marketing, advocacy, public policy, fundraising and resource development, grantsmanship, and legal issues pertaining to the arts. 
  3. Students will plan for and think strategically about the basic organizational components of a nonprofit arts organization including the legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors, board and staff roles and relationships, leadership styles, ethics and integrity, the stewardship of an organization and its resources, equity and inclusion, and constituent and audience development. 
  4. Students will successfully manage the relationships among artists, arts organizations, and the communities in which they exist, by promoting cultural awareness, supporting community-building, and framing public identity.  Students will also recognize and acknowledge through their courses and professional work the responsibilities that nonprofit arts organizations have to their communities.