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Arts Administration

Special Program Requirements
Master of Arts Degree
Doctoral Minor in Arts Administration
Course Listing


Interdepartmental Graduate Committee on Arts Administration
Professors Geoffrey Conrad (Anthropology), Leon Brauner (Theatre and Drama), Associate Professor Adelheid Gealt (Fine Arts)

Academic Advisor
Sycamore Hall 346, (812) 855-0282

Degree Offered
Master of Arts

This program is designed to train men and women to manage and promote arts centers, arts commissions and councils, and performing and visual arts organizations of all kinds.

Special Program Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Admission Requirements
An undergraduate degree in fine arts, music, theatre and drama, business, or economics, with an outstanding academic record strongly recommended. Students who have not completed the prerequisites A200 Foundations of Accounting (nonbusiness majors) and M300 Introduction to Marketing (or their equivalents) can be admitted but must make up these deficiencies. Graduate Record Examination General Test (verbal and quantitative portions) required. Because of course sequencing, only fall enrollment is recommended.

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Master of Arts Degree

Course Requirements
A minimum of 39 credit hours, including Arts Administration Y550, Y650, Y651, and Y750; Education C585 or HPER R515; Business L575; M540-M544 or M550; Z515-Z516 or Z518-Z519 or SPEA V525; 3 credit hours selected from Arts Administration Y525, Music U511 or U412, or Theatre and Drama T585; 3 credit hours selected from twentieth-century fine arts (excluding A576) or from other twentieth-century history of music or theatre and drama courses listed below; plus 9 credit hours of electives to be selected in consultation with the program director (see listings below for acceptable courses; other courses may be approved by the program director).

A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher must be maintained.

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Doctoral Minor in Arts Administration

Course Requirements
The doctoral minor in Arts Administration must include a minimum of 21 hours plus prerequisites.

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A200 Foundations of Accounting (non-business majors) and M300 Introduction to Marketing (or their equivalents).

General Management
(9 credit hours) Education C585 or HPER R515; Business M550; M540 and M544 or M546; Z515 and Z516 or Z518 and Z519 or SPEA V525.

(3 credit hours) Theatre and Drama T585 or Music U511 or U412 or Arts Administration Y525.

Arts Administration
(9 credit hours)Y550, Y650, Y651.

A minimum of B is required in each course to be counted toward the arts administration minor.

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Course Listing

Arts Administration
Y525 Museum Management (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Management of art and historical museums. The museum: its legal status, the building, management and staff, goals and objectives, fundraising and budgeting, collections and exhibitions, and education and community outreach.
Y550 Practicum in Arts Administration (3 cr.) Managerial and administrative experience in three of six arts groups: Musical Arts Center, Department of Theatre and Drama, IU Auditorium, IU Foundation, IU Art Museum, or Mathers Museum.
Y650-Y651 Seminar in Arts Administration (3-3 cr.) P: 9 credit hours of courses in business or consent of instructor. Two-semester seminar involving the promotion of the arts: planning, management, labor relations, fundraising, funding sources, communications, and similar topics in relation to arts centers, museums, and performing organizations. Course includes guest speakers and semester-long consultancies with arts organizations.
Y680 Readings in Arts Administration (cr. arr.) P: consent of instructor and departmental chairperson. Supervised readings in arts administration.
Y690 Independent Study in Arts Administration (cr. arr.) P: consent of instructor and department chairperson.
Y750 Internship in Arts Administration (3 cr.) The internship is ordinarily not taken until the studentís last semester of course work. A minimum of one semester or its equivalent of field work or internship in a managerial office of a museum, theatrical or musical organization, or community, state, regional, or national arts council.

A403 Introduction to Museum Studies (3 cr.)
A405 Museum Methods (3 cr.)
A408 Museum Practicum (1-4 cr.)

A505 Power, Persuasion, Influence and Negotiation (1.5 cr.)
L575 Legal Aspects of the Arts (3 cr.)
M540 Services Marketing (1.5 cr.)
M544 Managing Advertising and Sales Promotion (1.5 cr.)
M550 Customer-Oriented Strategies (3 cr.)
Z515 Reward Systems (1.5 cr.)
Z516 Staffing Systems (1.5 cr.)
Z518 Technology Tools for Managing Human Resources Systems (1.5-3 cr.)
Z519 Aligning Business and Human Resource Strategy (1.5-3 cr.)

E540 Labor Economics: Graduate Survey (3 cr.)

C585 Principles of Fundraising Management (3 cr.)
C595 Legal Aspects of Philanthropy (3 cr.)

Fine Arts
A442 Twentieth-Century Art, 1900-1924 (4 cr.)
A449 Twentieth-Century Art, 1925-1970 (4 cr.)
A474 Art Theory IV (4 cr.)
A576 Art, the Artist, and the Law (2 cr.)
A590 Museum Studies (4 cr.)

R515 Fundraising in Public and Nonprofit Agencies (3 cr.)

J542 Arts, Media, and Society (3 cr.)
J552 Seminar: Reporting the Arts (3 cr.)
J560 Topics Colloquium (3 cr.)

M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.)
M530 Contemporary Music (3 cr.)
M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II (3 cr.)
M564 History and Literature of Opera IV (3 cr.)
M656 Twentieth-Century Music (3 cr.)
M688 Twentieth-Century Vocal Literature (3 cr.)
U412 Music Theatre Management (3 cr.)
U511 Concert Management (3 cr.)

Religious Studies
R770 Social Ethics (3 cr.)

V525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)

Theatre and Drama
T573 Studies in Modern and Contemporary Theatre (3 cr.)
T585 Theatre Management (3 cr.)

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