Arts Management Minor

Program Introduction

The fields of visual and performing arts offer many career paths that rely on a strong foundation in one or more art forms and require specific knowledge and skills in administration and management.  The minor in arts management is open to all CVPA majors as well as art history majors.  All other students must complete 9 credits of arts-related course work to be eligible for this minor.

University policy states that students must earn 8 distinct credits that are not used toward their major toward their minor, with a minimum 2.00 GPA earned in all courses applied to the minor.  See AP.5 Undergraduate Policies for details.

Interested in the Arts Management Undergraduate Minor? Please contact Professor Nicole Springer at nspringe@gmu.edu, to set up a curriculum advising meeting. Students must submit the Minor Declaration Form to the registrar to officially add the Arts Management Minor.

Core Requirements (9-10 credits)

This information comes from the 2016-2017 University Catalog. Always refer to the University Catalog for official information relating to your program, and consult your academic advisor.

AMGT 405 - Seminar in Arts Management

Focuses on not-for-profit visual and performing arts organizations. Topics covered include the evolution of the field, the internal culture and structure, external influences, governance, planning, human resources, marketing, fundraising, financial management, economic impact, and other topics. Students will be introduced to a wide range of arts organizations, working arts administrators, and institutional models through field trips, guest lectures, readings, and institutional data.

AMGT 410 - Arts Advocacy

This course is an overview of advocacy and community engagement as practiced by the arts manager, artist, and educator. Students will learn to identify the need for community engagement and to develop successful techniques to implement outreach. Other topics will include accessibility, diversity, volunteerism, and governance.

AMGT 489 - Internship in Arts Management

Apprenticeship, internship, or project with organization or individual in the arts. Must be prearranged with the minor coordinator before enrollment. Please refer to the Undergraduate Internship Guide for policies and procedures.

Mini-Courses (2-3 credits)


Choose 2-3 credits from:

AMGT 402 - Professional Development

Seminar course that involves the development of workplace frameworks for success.

AMGT 471 - Introduction to Grant Writing

Course focuses on developing the skills necessary for successful grant applications for arts organizations. Study of relevant funding sources, awareness of available research materials, ability to construct coherent proposals, and defining fund-raising strategy for an arts organization.

AMGT 472 - Technology in the Arts

The one constant in life is change. In today’s world, both technology and arts organizations are changing. This course will give a broad overview of the technologies commonly used in entrepreneurial, small, and large arts organizations and examines the intersection of technology, management, and the arts.

Electives (6 credits)


Choose 6 credits from the following:

AVT 307 – Aesthetics Credits: 3
AVT 309 – Art as Social Action Credits: 3
DANC 390 – Dance History I Credits: 3
DANC 391 – Dance History II Credits: 3
GAME 230 – History of Computer Game Design Credits: 3
THR 201 – Stage Management Credits: 3
THR 202 – Literary Management Credits: 1
THR 203 – Production/Company Management Credits: 1
THR 355 – Moral Vision in American Theater Credits: 3
THR 359 – World Stages Credits: 3
THR 395 – Theater as the Life of the Mind Credits: 3
AVT 392 – Gallery Practices Credits: 3
AVT 395 – Writing for Artists Credits: 3
DANC 270 – Dance Production Lab Credits: 1
DANC 318 – Global Perspectives: World Dance Forms Credits: 3
DANC 372 – Advanced Dance Production Credits: 1
FAVS 352 – Ethics of Film and Video Credits: 3
MUSI 331 – Music History in Society I Credits: 3
MUSI 332 – Music History in Society II Credits: 3
MUSI 393 – Music Administration and Management Credits: 2
MUSI 401 – Impact of the Arts on Civilization Credits: 3
ARTH 374 – Art Now Credits: 3
ARTH 394 – The Museum Credits: 3
COMM 300 – Foundations of Public Communication Credits: 3
Note: the above courses may have prerequisites that must be met; see individual course descriptions for details.

Total: 18 credits


This information comes from the University Catalog.  Always refer to the University Catalog for official information relating to your program, and consult your academic advisor.

Program Introduction

The fields of visual and performing arts offer many career paths that rely on a strong foundation in one or more art forms and require specific knowledge and skills in administration and management.  The minor in arts management is open to all CVPA majors as well as art history majors.  All other students must complete 9 credits of arts-related course work to be eligible for this minor.

University policy states that students must earn 8 distinct credits that are not used toward their major toward their minor, with a minimum 2.00 GPA earned in all courses applied to the minor.  See AP.5 Undergraduate Policies for details.

Interested in the Arts Management Undergraduate Minor? Please contact Professor Nicole Springer at nspringe@gmu.edu, to set up a curriculum advising meeting. Students must submit the Minor Declaration Form to the registrar to officially add the Arts Management Minor.

Core Requirements (9-10 credits)

This information comes from the 2015-2016 University Catalog. Always refer to the University Catalog for official information relating to your program, and consult your academic advisor.

AMGT 405 - Seminar in Arts Management

Focuses on not-for-profit visual and performing arts organizations. Topics covered include the evolution of the field, the internal culture and structure, external influences, governance, planning, human resources, marketing, fundraising, financial management, economic impact, and other topics. Students will be introduced to a wide range of arts organizations, working arts administrators, and institutional models through field trips, guest lectures, readings, and institutional data.

AMGT 410 - Arts Advocacy

This course is an overview of advocacy and community engagement as practiced by the arts manager, artist, and educator. Students will learn to identify the need for community engagement and to develop successful techniques to implement outreach. Other topics will include accessibility, diversity, volunteerism, and governance.

AMGT 489 - Internship in Arts Management

Apprenticeship, internship, or project with organization or individual in the arts. Must be prearranged with the minor coordinator before enrollment. For full details, download the Undergraduate Internship Guide.

Mini-Courses (2-3 credits)


Choose 2-3 credits from:

AMGT 402 - Professional Development

Seminar course that involves the development of workplace frameworks for success.

AMGT 471 - Introduction to Grant Writing

Course focuses on developing the skills necessary for successful grant applications for arts organizations. Study of relevant funding sources, awareness of available research materials, ability to construct coherent proposals, and defining fund-raising strategy for an arts organization.

AMGT 472 - Technology in the Arts

The one constant in life is change. In today’s world, both technology and arts organizations are changing. This course will give a broad overview of the technologies commonly used in entrepreneurial, small, and large arts organizations and examines the intersection of technology, management, and the arts.

Electives (6 credits)


Choose 6 credits from the following:

AVT 307 – Aesthetics Credits: 3
AVT 309 – Art as Social Action Credits: 3
DANC 390 – Dance History I Credits: 3
DANC 391 – Dance History II Credits: 3
GAME 230 – History of Computer Game Design Credits: 3
THR 201 – Stage Management Credits: 3
THR 202 – Literary Management Credits: 1
THR 203 – Production/Company Management Credits: 1
THR 355 – Moral Vision in American Theater Credits: 3
THR 359 – World Stages Credits: 3
THR 395 – Theater as the Life of the Mind Credits: 3
AVT 392 – Gallery Practices Credits: 3
AVT 395 – Writing for Artists Credits: 3
DANC 270 – Dance Production Lab Credits: 1
DANC 318 – Global Perspectives: World Dance Forms Credits: 3
DANC 372 – Advanced Dance Production Credits: 1
FAVS 352 – Ethics of Film and Video Credits: 3
MUSI 331 – Music History in Society I Credits: 3
MUSI 332 – Music History in Society II Credits: 3
MUSI 393 – Music Administration and Management Credits: 2
MUSI 401 – Impact of the Arts on Civilization Credits: 3
ARTH 374 – Art Now Credits: 3
ARTH 394 – The Museum Credits: 3
COMM 300 – Foundations of Public Communication Credits: 3
Note: the above courses may have prerequisites that must be met; see individual course descriptions in the University Catalog for details.

Total: 18 credits


This information comes from the University Catalog.  Always refer to the University Catalog for official information relating to your program, and consult your academic advisor.

Program Introduction

The fields of visual and performing arts offer many career paths that rely on a strong foundation in one or more art forms and require specific knowledge and skills in administration and management.  The minor in arts management is open to all CVPA majors as well as art history majors.  All other students must complete 9 credits of arts-related course work to be eligible for this minor.

University policy states that students must earn 8 distinct credits that are not used toward their major toward their minor.

Interested in the Arts Management Undergraduate Minor? Please contact Professor Nicole Springer to set up a curriculum advising meeting. Students must submit the Minor Declaration Form to the registrar to officially add the Arts Management Minor.


Course Work


The minor in arts management consists of 18 credits, including:

For information about the Arts Management Internship Program, or to arrange for an internship, please contact the Assistant Director, Professor Nicole Springer. As a first step in the internship process, it is suggested that you familiarize yourself with the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Internship Guide (PDF) (WORD).


Mini-Courses

Choose 2-3 credits from:


Electives

Choose 6 credits from the following:

Total Credits: 18 credits


 

This information comes from the University Catalog.  Always refer to the University Catalog for official information relating to your program, and consult your academic advisor.


Program Introduction

The field of visual and performing arts offers many career paths that rely on a strong foundation in one or more art forms and require specific knowledge and skills in administration and management.  The minor in arts management is open to all CVPA majors as well as art history majors.  All other students must complete 9 credits of arts-related course work to be eligible for this minor.

University policy states that students must earn 8 distinct credits that are not used toward their major toward their minor.

Interested in the Arts Management Minor? Please contact Professor Springer to set up a curriculum advising meeting. Students must submit the Minor Declaration Form to the registrar to officially add the Arts Management Minor.


Course Work


The minor in arts management consists of 18 credits, including:


Mini-Courses

Choose 2-3 credits from:


Electives

Choose 6 credits from the following:

Total: 18 credits


 

This information comes from the University Catalog.  Always refer to the University Catalog for official information relating to your program, and consult your academic advisor.