Arts Administration

Courses

AADM 505 Overview of the Arts 3.0 Credits

Examines the role of culture in communities and how it is manifested. Explores how arts, culture, and creativity are valued in society through examinations of the role of professional artists, the history of the field, cultural heritage, cultural democracy, and current trends in research and professional practice.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 510 Writing for the Arts 3.0 Credits

Covers strategies for writing non-marketing materials in the arts such as funding proposals, advocacy letters, board communications, and persuasive speeches.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 520 Creative Enterprise and Innovation 3.0 Credits

Explores the wide range of enterprises that make up the arts, cultural, and creative sector with an emphasis on successful business structures and practices. The role of innovation and innovative practices in start-up creative entities as well as established cultural institutions is studied as a means to develop leadership skills to create sustainable and resilient programs and organizations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 610 Financial Accounting for Non-Profit Arts Organizations 3.0 Credits

Covers accounting principles, accounting procedures and internal control, forecasting, balance sheet analysis, budgeting procedures, and financial reporting for non-profit arts organizations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ACCT 110 [Min Grade: D] or ACCT 115 [Min Grade: D]

AADM 620 Legal and Ethical Issues in the Arts 3.0 Credits

Explores legal and ethical issues in the arts, including copyright, trademark, intellectual property, contracts, advocacy and lobbying, conflicts of interest, governance and boards of directors, governing documents, the US legal system, mission statements and organizational purpose, and obscenity and defamation.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 650 Revenue Development in the Arts 3.0 Credits

Explores how arts and cultural entities attract financial resources, and the kinds of money needed for different purposes and types of cultural organizations. Topics covered include donor cultivation and stewardship, capitalization, grant writing and the grants process, earned income, contributed income, public funding, and recent trends in fund development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 660 International Cultural Policy 3.0 Credits

The course explores some of the major themes in international cultural policy today: globalization, culture and development, diversity and identity, and cultural diplomacy, in five different regions of the world (Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa).

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 675 Marketing and Engagement in the Arts 3.0 Credits

This course examines marketing and engagement theory, research and practices for arts entities, including the development and marketing of arts programming that arises from an understanding of one’s community.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 710 Leadership, Strategy and Planning in the Arts 3.0 Credits

This capstone course for the AADM program examines leadership theory and practice, strategic thinking and planning, and the theory and practice of organizational and program planning in the arts.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 720 Leadership in the Arts 3.0 Credits

Explores the concepts of leadership and examines leadership experiences and potential as they relate to the field of non-profit arts and culture.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 731 Human Resources Management in the Arts 3.0 Credits

Examines human resource management and labor relations specific to non-profit arts and cultural organizations. Students will learn about labor union contract negotiations when working with performing and visual arts institutions.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 740 Production Laboratory in the Arts 3.0 Credits

Provides practical experience in artistic production or management. This course may be used for a student’s individual exploration of any area of arts production or management, as approved by the program director.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM 741 Arts Entrepreneurship 3.0 Credits

Provides students with hands-on learning and practice related to the development and implementation of an arts enterprise, program, or service. Students will have the opportunity to use the course to take a creative idea from conception to implementation. Working individually or in small groups, students can pursue any type of creative enterprise, program or service, from new arts ventures to new programs in existing organizations to creating services for the sector.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 742 Advanced Fund Development 3.0 Credits

This course covers an advanced level of fundraising and development topics, including major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns.Building upon knowledge gained from the program's two core courses in development and fundraising, this is an elective for students who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of development policies and practices in order to further focus their education, and possibly their master's thesis and/or careers, on this aspect of arts administration.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.

AADM 745 Arts in Education 3.0 Credits

This course examines arts education with a focus on improving educational programs within schools, community groups and arts organizations. Concentration is placed on educational best practices, creating and cultivating school and community connections, and evaluating organization needs. Topics covered include advocacy, assessment, curriculum standards and national trends.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 746 Creative Placemaking 3.0 Credits

This course explores art practices that bear location and geography in mind, and seek to transform place through the inclusion of creative interventions. It includes examination of the economic and social impacts of arts, arts-led gentrification and neighborhood change, and the contemporary state of placemaking practices in the field. The course offers students the chance to be up to date on one of the driving issues of today's arts funding landscape.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 751 Management Techniques In the Arts 3.0 Credits

Examines the theory and practice of managing arts organizations, including organizational development, capacity building, internal and external communications, evidence-based decision making, human resources management, and organizational assessment.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 752 Performing Arts Management 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction to and overview of management practices of non-profit performing arts organizations. The primary focus will be on current theory and practice in day-to-day operations, management, and associated planning for the performing arts: theatrical, dance and music organizations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.
Prerequisites: AADM 751 [Min Grade: C]

AADM 753 Visual Arts Organization Management 3.0 Credits

Special problems and challenges related to managing visual arts organizations. The course will build on learning from foundation-level courses, discussing issues related to managing art museums, art schools, galleries, public art programs, and more.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.

AADM 754 Museum Management 3.0 Credits

Major issues in museum management including earned income, deaccession, looting and repatriation, museum directors, staff and volunteer management, and an introduction to new museology.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.

AADM 755 Community Cultural Planning 3.0 Credits

This course explores the practice of community cultural planning, investigating the work from technical and philosophical approaches. Students will learn the stages of a community cultural planning process and various methods for implementing such a process. Throughout the course, attention will be given to: the intersections of arts, culture, and community; the responsibilities of leading or participating in a community cultural planning process; and, ways to thoughtfully and authentically engage with a community in this work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 757 Political Activism in the Arts 3.0 Credits

Course examines the strategies, trends and dynamics of arts based issues from a variety of political perspectives. Using case studies, class will explore systems that influence activism in politics and the arts and instances when art has been politically controversial, its causes and consequences.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.

AADM 758 Ethics in Arts Organizations 3.0 Credits

Examines ethical issues in managing arts organizations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.

AADM 759 Cultural Organizations in Transition 3.0 Credits

Identifies issues and trends that will have an impact on cultural organizations of today and extends the examination of those impacts into the future through forecasting and scenario creation. Uses multiple disciplines such as economincs, technology, and organizational development to assess influence.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.

AADM 765 Special Topics 0.5-9.0 Credits

Covers topics of current interest to faculty and students; specific topics for each term will be announced prior to registration. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM 770 Technology Tools for Cultural Managers 3.0 Credits

Enables students to understand and deploy technology to administer arts organizations and market arts programming. Topics include the theory and practice of social media strategy, customer relations management, website design and other digital tools and platforms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 775 Technology Management in the Arts 3.0 Credits

Examines the function and strategic use of technology tailored to the future arts and cultural leader. Through an interactive learning process, students gain an understanding of the role and impact of technology in the non-profit arts and cultural organization. A prior technology course or background in technology is not required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 780 Applied Research Methods 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with an overarching understanding of many of the applied research methodologies that are relevant to scholars and practitioners in the arts administration field. This course stresses the identification of and the advantages and disadvantages of each appropriate research methodology.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 785 Research Design in the Arts 3.0 Credits

This course covers research design for the arts and culture field, including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Students identify and shape a research question related to the arts and culture field, then conduct an in-depth literature review, shape a methodology for researching questions, and report their findings in a thesis.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

AADM 798 Thesis Development 3.0 Credits

Enables students to begin work on original research related to the thesis, a scholarly work related to the student's individual research interest. In the first term, students conduct primary research, including fieldwork such as interviews, observations, focus groups and surveys. In the second term, students write and revise their written thesis document.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.
Prerequisites: AADM 785 [Min Grade: C]

AADM 799 Thesis Completion 0.5 Credits

This course allows the student to work with a thesis advisor to complete the thesis, which began during AADM 798. This optional course will be taken only by students needing more than two terms to complete the thesis.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 3 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AADM.
Prerequisites: AADM 798 [Min Grade: CR]

AADM I599 Independent Study in AADM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM I699 Independent Study in AADM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM I799 Independent Study in AADM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM I899 Independent Study in AADM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM I999 Independent Study in AADM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM T580 Speical Topics in AADM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM T680 Special Topics in Arts Administration 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM T780 Special Topics in Arts Administration 0.5-9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM T880 Special Topics in Arts Administration 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AADM T980 Special Topics in Arts Administration 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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