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ARMG 105 (4) – Introduction to Arts Management
This course provides students with an introduction to a variety of topics they will encounter when pursing the Certificate in Arts Management, including public policy and the arts, the economic structure of markets in various branches of the arts, and the issues and trends affecting arts management professionals. Content will be covered through readings, discussions, guest speakers, and 20 hours of hands-on fieldwork in an arts organization or facility located on or off campus. III.W. Offered every fall semester. 
 
ARMG 121 (1) – New York Arts
Prerequisites: ARMG 105 and permission of the instructor. This weeklong, intensive course in New York City will provide students with critical appreciation for a broad spectrum of major cultural institutions focused on visual arts, dance, theater and music. Students will attend performances and engage in discussions with arts managers and artists. This course will be offered before classes resume in January or during Spring Break. Students are responsible for the cost of their transportation as well as lodging, meals and tickets estimated at $1250. 

ARMG 141 (1) – Arts Management Practicum I
Prerequisite: ARMG105 and permission of the instructor. Very focused practicum of study centering around a single project—for example, the development of a specialized museum tour—and pre- and post- visit study materials for the same. Assigned readings will accompany the practicum project. A minimum of 40 hours is required. May be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option only. Offered every semester.

ARMG 213 (3) – Introduction to Museums: Theory and Practice
Prerequisite: ARMG 105. This course combines theory with the practical skills required of museum and art gallery professionals a comprehensive history of museums with an introduction to museological theory, museum management, and professional standards. Students will examine the critical issues surrounding nonprofit museum collections, exhibitions, programs and education, conservation, governance, and ethics. III.O, V.6a. Offered spring semester of even years.

ARMG 217 (3) – Performing Arts Management
Prerequisite: ARMG 105. In this seminar, students gain an understanding of the various aspects of managing performing arts organizations. Topics covered include cultural policy; governance, mission, capacity building and personnel management; the role of development, fundraising, and grant writing; programming, audiences and marketing; strategic planning; financial management; capital planning; evaluation of outcomes; non-profit status, tax and legal issues for organizations; and education and lifelong learning. Teaching will be both theoretical and practical, employing case studies, and by the end of the course student arts managers will have developed a portfolio associated with the topics covered that will serve them in their pursuit of internships and employment with performing arts organizations. III.W, V.6a. Offered fall semester of even years.

ARMG 221 (3) – The Art and Antiquities Marketplace
Prerequisite: ARMG 105. This course will provide students with a general understanding of the history and operation of theart and antiquities marketplace in the United States. Topics covered: legal and ethical issues, tax policy, connoisseurship, authentication, and the socio-economic impact of the art and antiquities business.  This course cannot be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option. III.W, V.6a. Offered spring semester of odd years.

ARMG 241 (2) – Arts Management Practicum II
Prerequisite: ARMG105 and permission of the instructor. Students will be introduced to the practical aspects of presenting artistic events on the campus. Projects will include the organization, promotion and mounting of exhibitions, the booking and promotion of concerts, theater or dance productions, or other appropriate arts activities. A minimum of 80 hours is required. May be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option only.
ARMG 261 (1, 2 or 3) – Directed Study
Prerequisites: One ARMG course and permission of the instructor. The study of introductory level material by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.

ARMG 311 (3) – Leadership of Arts Organizations
Prerequisite: ARMG 105. This seminar is designed to integrate theory, practice and skills on topics critical to preparing
leaders in a nonprofit arts organization. Participants will examine their own leadership ideas, styles, and behaviors in relation to general principles and to their own organizational context. Student arts managers will also be expected to help their colleagues achieve their objectives through collaborative work, discussions, consultation, and feedback.. III.O, V.6a. Offered spring semester of odd years.

ARMG 321 (3) – Fundraising and Development in the Arts
Prerequisite: ARMG 105. This course examines the fundraising process in non-profit arts organizations. This includes major theoretical foundations and general fundraising principles as well as a variety of fundraising techniques, sources of donations and key aspects of managing the fundraising and development process. The course combines applied and conceptual study, and provides students with opportunities to apply concepts and techniques through assignments and projects. Offered spring semester of even years.

ARMG 341 (3) – Arts Management Practicum III
Prerequisite: ARMG105 and permission of the instructor. An intensive apprenticeship in a particular area of the arts, such as exhibitions, cataloguing, booking and promoting theatrical events, or an internship at an arts organization outside the college. A final portfolio or record of the project must be presented at the completion of the course. The practicum will be supervised by the program director or other appropriate faculty members. May be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option only. A minimum of 120 hours is required.
ARMG 361 (1, 2 or 3) – Special Study
Prerequisites: 100-level ARMG course and permission of the instructor. The study of an intermediate level topic by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.
ARMG 377 (1, 2 or 3) – Internship
Prerequisites: ARMG105, one additional ARMG course, permission of instructor, department chair, and dean. The internship in Arts Management provides students with professional experience in a cultural or creative enterprise or an organization that services the cultural or creative industries. Internship opportunities may include, but are not limited to, dance companies, theatre companies, galleries, municipal cultural affairs agencies, museums, opera companies, orchestras, presenting organizations, foundations, producing organizations, or trade organizations. This course is graded P/CR/NC only.
ARMG 461 (1, 2 or 3) – Independent Study
Prerequisites: One 100-level ARMG course, one 200-level ARMG course, and permission of the instructor. Pursuit of an upper level research project determined in advance by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will act as the sponsor.