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Arts Administration

  • Covers For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Arts Administration
  • Develops Financial and Managerial skills
  • Explores Audience Identification and Marketing Techniques

These courses provide the marketing, managerial, fundraising, and financial skills that are needed to succeed in arts organizations and institutions, including museums, galleries, alternative spaces, and performing arts groups. Learn to create strategic plans, to develop budgets, and to fundraise. Explore new techniques for marketing arts organizations and events.

Financing Cultural Institutions: Strategies and Challenges

Learn how cultural institutions finance their programs in light of the challenges presented by today’s competitive economic environment.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Fundraising for the Arts

Study the principles of arts fundraising, including techniques, skills, and strategies for implementing effective fundraising in challenging times.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

How Online Technologies Are Changing the Art Market

Learn how technology has changed traditional arts organizations, and explore the current outlook and trends for the online art market.

2017 Summer
1 section

Marketing the Arts

Examine what a nonprofit arts manager must know about the business of marketing for both the performing and visual arts.

2017 Summer
1 section

The Arts and Education: Designing Effective Programs

Explore the educational programs and services that arts organizations can develop with schools, the local community, and the general public.

2017 Spring
1 section

Cultural Heritage and the Law

Explore the legal and ethical issues involved in the study, collection, and display of ancient artifacts.

2017 Spring
1 section

Museums, Cultural Institutions, and Social Impact

Learn creative ways that arts and museum professionals engage in social impact and change, and explore the resulting changes to the profession.

2017 Spring
1 section

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Arts Management

Survey the principal tasks, concerns, and skill requirements of the nonprofit arts manager.

2017 Spring
1 section

Running Successful Performing Arts Organizations: 21st-Century Challenges and Solutions

Examine the challenges facing arts institutions, and investigate best practices in successful management initiatives and artistic innovation.

2017 Spring
1 section

The Business of Broadway

Learn everything about the business of mounting a Broadway production—from rehearsal to closing.

2017 Spring
1 section

Financial Management for the Arts

Explore the challenging issues of budgeting, accounting, and financial management in today’s art world.

Public Relations for the Visual and Performing Arts

Learn essential public relations skills, including rhetoric, persuasion, writing, promotion, and networking, as they apply to arts institutions.

Successful Grant Proposal Writing for the Arts

Learn the basic principles of grant proposal writing for the arts, including how to identify appropriate funding sources and key criteria.