Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Fine Arts: F A

F A 381. The Arts.

Topics within the fine arts, or including the fine arts and other areas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

F A 382. Independent Studies: Art, Drama, or Music.

Study or research in art, drama, or music, or among these areas, or between these areas and other disciplines. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and of the dean of the College of Fine Arts.

F A 383. Foundations of Arts Management.

Overview of issues in the management of contemporary arts organizations in both internal functions and relations with external constituencies. Explores organizational creation, leadership, mission development, funding, audience development, evaluation, community relations, and the policy environment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Fine Arts 362, 381 (Topic: Foundations of Arts Management), 383. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

F A 184, 284, 384. Graduate Fine Arts Internship.

Restricted to students in the College of Fine Arts. Designed to establish the academic foundations of an internship course in the fine arts. Integration of knowledge derived from academic studies will combine with the experiences gained in an internship setting. Requires completion of a minimum of fifty hours of satisfactory on-site work per credit hour earned. A minimum of fifty hours of satisfactory on-site work per credit hour earned. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, and consent of instructor.

F A 385. Fundraising in the Arts.

Survey of strategies involved in generating contributed income for arts organizations from private individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and government agencies, and focus on how the process is related to marketing tickets to the same patrons. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Fine Arts 365, 381 (Topic: Fundraising in the Arts), 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

F A 386. Managing Arts Organizations.

Focuses on the business aspect of managing arts with emphasis on non-profit, mission-based, performing, and visual arts organizations. Explores organizational structure and development, budget development and management, strategic planning, trustee development, trustee/staff relations, fundraising, marketing and publicity, audience development, development of community engagement programming, ticketing and admission management, operations, human resources, collective bargaining/labor relations, and contract negotiation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Fine Arts 366, 381 (Topic 1: Managing Performing Arts Organizations), 381 (Topic: Managing Performing Arts Organizations), 386. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

F A 387. Philanthropy and Arts Organizations.

Examines sources, characteristics, and consequences of cultural philanthropy in the United States. Explores practical implications of how private philanthropy works for those engaged in seeking and awarding support. Focus on select exercises and cases to translate broad themes to practical issues related to formulating and implementing strategies for seeking resources and supporting arts and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Fine Arts 367, 381 (Topic 2: Philanthropy And The Arts), 381 (Topic: Philanthropy And The Arts), 387. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

F A 388. Cultural Policy and Participation.

Examines governmental and private policies, and structures that impact cultural production and participation. Considers rationales for and against public support for culture, how policies have both promoted and impeded cultural producers and consumers, advocacy efforts by organizations in the cultural sector, and relations between governmental policy and private initiative. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Fine Arts 368, 381 (Topic: Cultural Policy and Participation), 388. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.