MUSC-261 Performing Arts & Museum Management I
Fall for 2013-2014
In this seminar, students will gain a good understanding of every aspect of managing a range of arts, heritage and cultural sector, primarily nonprofit, organizations. Topics covered include the context in which the arts function today; writing for business; organization structure; governance, mission, capacity building and personnel management; strategic planning; financial management including fund accounting, costs for decision making, budgeting for revenue activity and resource allocation; capital planning, financing and management, internal control environment; evaluation of outcomes; non-profit status, tax and legal issues for the arts; organization re-engineering and recovery from financial crisis; creating streams of earned income; advocacy. Teaching will be both theoretical and practical, employing case-studies, and by the end of the course students will have developed a portfolio of writing samples associated with the topics covered that will serve them in their pursuit of internships and employment in performing arts management and museum studies. The course will focus on the United States but will also extend to other parts of the world in the most significant areas such as sources of funds and the legal framework.
Performing Arts & Museum Management II (marketing, fund-raising and policy) will be offered in the spring semester 2014. There is no overlap between the courses, and there is no obligation to take both, but the first provides a useful introduction to topics covered in the second.
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