AAD 630. Managing Performing Arts Organizations (3)
This course examines the particular challenges related to theatre, music, and dance
organizations as well as those involved in presenting performances and in management
of performing arts venues. Course topics include contractual agreements, cooperative
ventures between organizations, and managing organizations in transition. Organizational
needs are considered from various points of view (staff, artists, board, patrons,
funders, etc.). Issues are examined through a case study approach.
Wildman, Fall Semester
AAD 631. Managing Visual Arts Organizations (3)
This course dissects and examines the myriad challenges facing the director of an
art museum, nonprofit art gallery or alternative space. Topics will include ethical
issues, board governance, the pros and cons of facility expansion, provenance issues,
fundraising strategies and their "Catch-22" components, audience development, media
communication, managing controversy and change, the organization's role as educator,
collaborative ventures, the critical investment in exhibitions, collecting and deaccessioning,
and working with contemporary artists.
Rynd, Fall Semester
AAD 634. Planning and Managing New Ventures in the Arts (3)
This course is designed to provide the student with insights into setting up a new
artistic venture or re-designing an existing program. Students will explore creating
a concept, vision and mission; the life cycles of a non-profit, leadership issues;
building support in the larger community; developing financial viability on many levels;
public relations, marketing, outreach and audience development.
McFarland, Spring Semester
AAD 636. Arts in Education (3)
This course will study the various arts education methodologies practiced in the classroom,
explore models of best practices in different settings in urban and rural schools,
discuss the role of the arts in academic learning, and examine public support for
arts in education and advocacy for such support. Students will survey their own communities
and professional backgrounds to build a context for their understanding of the coursework,
discuss assigned readings and issues in arts education, and practice resolution of
real-life situations in arts instruction, seeking public support, and developing advocacy
strategies to ensure the permanence of arts in the core curriculum of all schools.
Chiu, Spring Semester
AAD 637. Directed Reading in the Chosen Art Field (3)
Directed Reading can be designed by a student on an individual basis to broaden the
student's knowledge in a particular area of arts administration. Students interested in
taking this course must have the prior approval of the director, an outlined bibliography,
and a faculty member who has agreed to advise their work.