Programs by Campus


Arts Administration


Elective Courses

  • AADM-Y 500 Topics in Arts Administration (1-6 cr.) Selected research and discussion topics organized on a semester-by-semester basis. 
  • AADM-Y 500 Legal Issues in the Arts (3 cr.) Examines legal interests and rights of composers, writers, performing artists, visual artists and arts organizations. Explores a broad range of legal considerations pertaining to relationships between parties in arts oriented contexts. Topics addressed include: copyright, trademark and right of publicity law; defamation and invasion of privacy law; advertising law; First Amendment issues for artists and arts administrators; contract law as applied to arts-related agreements; personal property law; and legal issues associated with different forms of arts organizations.
  • AADM-Y 502 Introduction to Arts Administration and Organizational Behavior (3 cr.) This course introduces graduate students to the professional world of arts administration, its many disciplines, its dramatically and rapidly changing landscape, and the nature and culture of its organizations. Major concepts of organizational behavior by employees, managers, and organizations themselves are discussed. Students practice several roles within organizations.
  • AADM-Y 505 Programming the Performing Arts (3 cr.) The course examines how programming relates to marketing and public relations; the role of programming in the public and pro­fessional identity of artists and arts organizations; the external factors that condition program choice; and how programming affects relationships with society and the arts community on local, national, and international levels. 
  • AADM-Y 511 Performing Arts Center Management (3 cr.) This course focuses on the aspects of managing a performing arts program and facility. Indiana University Auditorium and other performing arts facilities will serve as laboratories to provide you with a balance between academic and real-world issues. 
  • AADM-Y 515 Financial Management for the Arts (3 cr.) The course introduces students to the role of financial management in the modern not-for-profit organization. This course covers applications of budgeting, financial and managerial accounting principles, and procedures and financial analysis for nonprofit organizations. Materials covered should be considered required knowledge for the mid-to-senior-level arts administrator. 
  • AADM-Y 522 IT Applications for the Arts (3 cr.) Teaches Arts Administration professionals how to use computer applications to create printed, web based and multimedia materials to promote effective communications. Provides instruction and practical hands-on experience in design theory, page layout, usability, accessibility, digital photo editing, graphics, and desktop and web publishing to create promotional and informational materials.
  • AADM-Y 525 Museum Management (3 cr.) Course addresses general management of museums. The museum, its legal sta­tus, the building, management and staff, goals and objectives, fundraising and budgeting, collection and exhibitions, educa­tion and community outreach. 
  • AADM-Y 530 Audience Development and Marketing the Arts (3 cr.) Course includes basic marketing principles as well as audience development and marketing strategy. In addition to introducing the fundamentals of marketing, it fosters and encourages the thought processes necessary to market the products/services that are creative arts. 
  • AADM-Y 535 Arts Administration and the Cultural Sector (3 cr.) In this course students learn about the market structure of the cultural sector. Among the many questions we try to answer are: What makes the arts different from other goods and services in the marketplace? What do we know about consumers of the arts, and how they become informed about different books, films, or performances? What is the system that determines which works of art are exhibited or published and which fall by the wayside? Who bears the burden of the risk in a new venture? 
  • AADM-Y 550 Practicum in Arts Administration (3 cr.) Provides hands-on managerial and administration experiences in three different community and campus arts organizations including: Musical Arts Center, Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, IU Auditorium, IU Foundation, IU Art Museum, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, IU School of Music, African American Arts Institute, Bloomington Area Arts Council, Bloomington Play­wrights Project, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
  • AADM-Y 559 Public Policy and the Arts (3 cr.) This course considers the principal aspects of cultural policy in the U.S. and elsewhere. Topics include arts education, the ends and means of government funding for the arts, multiculturalism, freedom of expression, copyright, other legal rights of artists, interna­tional trade in cultural goods, and international treatises on cultural diversity. 
  • AADM-Y 650 Seminar in Arts Administration (3 cr.) The semi­nar provides a capstone experience for students finishing the Master’s Degree in Arts Administration. The emphasis is on the application of the concepts covered throughout the program with a detailed look at leadership issues facing the arts admin­istrator. The seminar/workshop involves the promotion of the arts: planning, management, labor relations, fundraising, fund­ing sources, communications, and similar topics in relation to arts centers, museums, and performing arts organizations. Spe­cial emphasis is placed on strategic planning. Course includes a few guest speakers from major arts organizations. 
  • AADM-Y 680 Readings in Arts Administration (arr. cr.) P:  Consent of instructor and departmental chairperson. Super­vised readings in arts administration. 
  • AADM-Y 690 Independent Study in Arts Administration (arr. cr.) P: Consent of instructor and department chairperson. 
  • AADM-Y 750 Internship in Arts Administration (3 cr.) A minimum 280 hours of field work or internship in a managerial office of a museum, theatrical or musical organization, or community, state, re­gional, or national arts council is required. The in­ternship is ordinarily taken after the first academic year in the summer or after the third semester of coursework during the spring semester.
  • SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for NonProfits (3 cr.) Important aspects of the fund raising process in nonprofit organizations are covered, including:  techniques and strategies for assessing potential sources of support; effective use of human resources; process management; theory to underlay practice; analysis of current practice; practice standards; and discussion of ethical problems.

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