Arts Management-Interdisciplinary Minor/Clam Program

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Arts Management-Interdisciplinary Minor/Clam Program

Note: Currently students are not being accepted into this program. For information, contact the Dean of the School of Arts and Performance at (585) 395-2358.

The Arts Management program provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in several aspects of arts management. This training enables students to manage their own artistic endeavors, seek entry-level positions in a variety of arts management jobs, or pursue graduate studies in arts administration. Students can major in Arts Management through a CLAM program which is devised individually for interested students according to the guidelines described in the Your Right to Know & Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook. At present, a minor in Arts Management is offered.

Course Number Course Name Credits
Arts Management Minor Requirements (21-24 Credits)
AMT 210 (B,T) Arts Organization and Information Management 3
BUS 280 (B) Intro to Accounting 3
BUS 335 (A) Principles of Marketing 3
CMC 332 (A) Public Relations Principles and Practices 3
THE 201 (A,P) Theatre Arts 3
AMT 451 (B) Internship in Arts Management 3-6
One of the following: 3
ART 470 (B) Gallery Management and Exhibition Design
ARH 210 (A) Decorative Arts
AMT 365 (A) Art, Law, and Appraisal
Total: 21-24

As a prerequisite to AMT 451 Internship in Arts Management, students are required to take at least one course in the area of their specialization (courses taken as part of a major, General Education, or electives may apply). AMT 210 Arts Organizations and Information Management and ARH 480 Studio and Gallery Studies fulfill the computer literacy component of the General Education requirement. Students also are strongly urged to take at least one studio course in each of the four arts: art, dance, music, and theatre.

Arts Management Courses

AMT 210 Arts Organizations and Information Management (B,T).

Introduces the principles and techniques of forming arts organizations; and studies concepts and systems, including practical experience of managing information through computers. 3 Cr. Fall.

AMT 350 Arts Management (B).

Studies management: techniques, organization, planning and programming; development and fund raising; facilities management; audience development, public relations and promotion. Requires students to work on independent research projects. 3 Cr.

AMT 352 Managing Arts (B).

Provides a study of technique for managing arts organizations and events; organizing, planning, and programming; personnel requirements; legal and financial management; box office and house management; and facilities supervision. Explores appropriate software for personal computers. 3 Cr.

AMT 353 Promoting Arts (B).

Provides a study of principles and practices for promoting arts organizations and events: marketing, audience development, public relations, advertising and publicity, fund raising, and grant securing. Explores the use of appropriate software for personal computers. 3 Cr.

AMT 365 Art, Law, and Appraisal (A).

Examines the federal and local laws and practices related to the Visual Arts and Personal Property, with emphasis on appraisals, auctions and copyrights. Also discusses insurance, trusts and estates, divorce settlements, taxes, charitable donations, forger y and fraud, cultural property, and international trade laws as they relate to art and personal property. 3 Cr.

AMT 451 Internship in Arts Management (B).

Prerequisites: AMT 210, instructor's permission and one course in the area of specialization. Provides placement in an arts organization to provide theoretical and practical experience in exploring solutions to arts management problems. Includes projects such as box office; fund raising; audience development; and gallery, music, or dance management. 3-6 Cr. Every Semester and Summers.

Last Updated 7/21/22