Arts Administration

Metropolitan College

Capital Campaigns

MET AR 711

This course is designed to broaden the student's understanding of capital campaign fundraising. Topics include: feasibility studies; strategic planning and budgeting; private and public phases; ethical responsibilities; staff, donor, volunteer, board, and trustee management; major gift solicitation; campaign communications; trend analysis; and evaluation. The course curriculum includes readings, case studies, guest speakers, and analysis of current capital campaign projects. 4 cr. Tuition: $3320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Comparative Cultural Policy and Administration

MET AR 777

Prereq: (MET AR 690). Drawing on the resources of Boston University in Boston, London, and Dublin, this course examines the nature of cultural policy in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the European Union from 1945 to the present. Through lectures and readings (drawn from public policy and economics), lectures by leading arts administration faculty members in Dublin and London, and visits to important international cultural venues, this course examines the impact of cultural and national differences on the cultural policy making process. Meets on the Boston University Charles River campus prior to a week in Dublin and London. 4 cr. Tuition: $3320

Summer 1 (May 30-July 9)

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Special Topics in Arts Administration

MET AR 781

Topic for Summer 2017: Computer Technology and the Arts. This course explores the ways in which computer technology has shaped and transformed the arts field. We examine key technologies in use by arts organizations today for business and communications needs such as ticketing, customer relation management, fundraising and donor management, collections management, social media, and communications. Through case studies, students learn how organizations have used computer technology to transform the ways in which they produce and disseminate their work. The course also explores the current and future potential for computer technology to improve knowledge systems and decision making in the arts. 4 cr. Tuition: $3320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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Special Topics in Arts Administration

MET AR 781

Topic for Summer 2017: The Modern Nonprofit Sector. This course examines the nonprofit sector from the perspective of its key stakeholders: nonprofit leaders and their funders. Students have the opportunity to explore the complex relationships between these partners, and begin to unravel their internal decision-making processes as they seek common ground among funding priorities, constituent needs, and programming challenges. Because nonprofit funding opportunities rely so heavily on relationship building, partnerships, and politics, much of this course focuses on understanding the dynamics and perspective each partner brings to the conversation and identifying methods to achieve success for both parties. Key topics of study include nonprofit approaches to grant writing, especially balancing programmatic and operational needs, grant review, and due diligence. The course includes panel discussions with nonprofit leaders and funders in the community, an inside look at grant writing, and application review. Students analyze flaws in the nonprofit sector’s infrastructure and discover and study innovative ways to solve them. 4 cr. Tuition: $3320

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Internship in Arts Administration I

MET AR 802

Two consecutive two-credit courses for planning (AR 802) and fieldwork (AR 803) phases of the internship. Arts Administration degree students only. 2 cr. Tuition: $1660

Twelve-week course (May 23-August 11)

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Internship in Arts Administration II

MET AR 803

Two consecutive two-credit courses for planning (AR 802) and fieldwork (AR 803) phases of the internship. Students may not register for MET AR 803 or begin their actual internship until they have completed a minimum of six of the ten required courses. Arts Administration degree students only. 2 cr. Tuition: $1660

Twelve-week course (May 23-August 11)

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