Arts Management

https://www.uwgb.edu/artsmanagement/

(Bachelor of Arts)

The Arts Management major and minor allows students to study the organizational aspects of arts and cultural delivery systems. Arts Management focuses on both the administration of not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations, as well as the interaction between arts and contemporary society. The philosophy of the program is grounded in community settings and the curriculum is centered around three focus areas: management and organizational skills, interdisciplinary arts literacy, and practical experience. Students with Arts Management majors and minors can find employment in museums, theatrical organizations, symphonies, arts councils and historical societies, and are also prepared to work within their communities to support and promote the arts in educational, business and civic settings.

Arts Management majors concentrate classroom work on such issues as public awareness, fundraising and working with a board of directors. At the conclusion of their studies, they schedule an internship or practicum which provides practical experience with a community arts organization or on-campus visual or performing arts activities. Minors have the option of completing an internship or choosing additional coursework or practicum which expands their experience and arts management knowledge. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for internship placement for both majors and minors.

The Arts Management major is often combined with disciplinary minors or double majors in Art, Music, Theatre, History or English, among others.

Students may study abroad or at other campuses in the United States through UW-Green Bay’s participation in international exchange programs and National Student Exchange. Travel courses are another option for obtaining academic credits and completing requirements. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (920) 465-2190 or see www.uwgb.edu/international/.

Major

Supporting Courses24
Required Core Courses
Understanding the Arts
Arts in the Community
Fundamentals of Public Address
American Government and Politics
Applied Arts (choose a minimum of 3 credits):
Introductory Drawing
Three Dimensional Design
Two-Dimensional Design
Introduction to Ceramics
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Fibers/Textiles
Introduction to Jewelry/Metals
MUS APP: Applied Music Lessons
MUS ENS: Performance Ensembles
Music Theory I
THEATRE: dance studio courses
Stage Management
Production Practicum: Crews
Production Practicum: Performance
Production Practicum: Scene Shop
History/Theory (choose a minimum of 3 credits):
History of the Visual Arts: Ancient to Medieval
History of the Visual Arts II: Renaissance to Modern
Modern Art
Survey of Western Music
Women in the Performing Arts
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century
Theatre History II: Realism to Contemporary
Communication and Business (choose 3 credits):
Law and the Individual
Elements of Media
Small Group Communication
Introduction to Urban Studies
Upper-Level Courses24
Required Core Courses
Managing Arts and Cultural Organizations
Funding and Financial Issues in the Arts
Promoting the Arts
Arts Management Seminar (3 total credits required if this 1 credit course is selected)
Internship/Practicum (choose a minimum of 3 credits):
Practicum in Arts Management
Internship (minimum 3.0 GPA required for internship placement)
Upper-Level Arts (choose 3 credits):
Art and Ideas
Modern American Culture
Women, Art and Image
History of Photography
Gallery & Museum Studies
World Music
Jazz History
Musical Theatre History
Management and Business (choose 6 credits):
Philanthropy: Civic Engagement through Giving
Leadership in Organizations
Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Community Politics
Total Credits48

Minor Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphases:

  • General
  • Gallery and Museum Practices

Curriculum Guide

An example: Four year plan for Arts Management Major
120 credits necessary to graduate.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
COMM 133 Fundamentals of Public Address 3
First Year Seminar 3
Arts Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARTS MGT 256 Understanding the Arts 3
POL SCI 101 American Government and Politics 3
Arts Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
ARTS MGT 257 Arts in the Community 3
Choose one from Supporting Courses in Communication and Business 3
Upper-Level Arts 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARTS MGT 354 Managing Arts and Cultural Organizations 3
Arts Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
ARTS MGT 355 Funding and Financial Issues in the Arts 3
ARTS MGT 480 Arts Management Seminar 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
ARTS MGT 356 Promoting the Arts 3
ARTS MGT 480 Arts Management Seminar 1
COMM 380 Communication Law 3
PU EN AF 415 Public and Nonprofit Budgeting 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
ARTS MGT 480 Arts Management Seminar 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
ARTS MGT 455
Practicum in Arts Management
or Internship
1-12
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits10-21
 Total Credits118-129

Kristy J Deetz; Professor; M.F.A., The Ohio State University

Sarah A Detweiler; Professor; M.F.A., University of Florida

Alison A Gates; Professor; M.F.A., University of Washington, chair

Berel Lutsky; Professor; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Minkyu Lee; Associate Professor; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

Samuel E Watson; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Mark Sauter; Lecturer; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison