The Arts Administration program includes two graduate programs and an undergraduate concentration that is part of the Theatre Studies program.
The MFA degree in Arts Administration is a 3-year program that includes core work in
Students will learn how to:
- Apply learned marketing principles to the arts environment. Topics will include: unique value propositions, competitive analysis, audience retention, media planning, and assessment.
- Apply the framework of nonprofit financial accounting to business scenarios. Topics will include: cash vs. accrual accounting, assets & liabilities, non-cash expenses, fund accounting, statement activity, and statement of financial position.
- Identify trends in philanthropic activity and create a fundraising plan for a professional arts organization. Topics will include: the development cycle, research, mission-based funding, and new media in fund raising.
- Understand the structure and nature of arts organizations from the legal, philosophical, and community service aspects. Topics will include: artist led institutions, organizational management structures, conflict resolution, and problem solving techniques.
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