Arts Administration

Metropolitan College

Capital Campaigns

MET AR 711

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. Curriculum includes readings, case studies, guest speakers, and analysis of current capital campaign projects. 4 cr. Tuition: $3200

Summer 1 (May 20-June 24)

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Comparative Cultural Policy and Administration

MET AR 777

Prereq: (MET AR 690). Examines the nature of cultural policy in the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union from 1950 to the present. Discusses the impact of cultural and national differences on the cultural policy decision-making process through lectures and readings drawn from public policy, economics, and law. Meets on the Boston University Charles River campus for four weeks prior to a week in Dublin and London. 4 cr. Tuition: $3200

Summer 1 (June 2-July 14)

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Special Topics in Arts Administration

MET AR 781

Topic for Summer 2015: Research and Program Evaluation in Arts Administration. Given changing audience demographics, altered economic realities, the effects of globalization, and the increased demand for accountability, professional arts administrators must possess a solid understanding of arts research techniques and methodologies. This course reviews the major approaches to social science research, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies, and how to apply these approaches to investigate questions regarding audience development and marketing; program evaluation and assessment; social and economic impact; decision-making and reflective practice; collaboration and creation; and case-making and communication with the public. In addition, students receive a practical introduction to analytic and data visualization tools such as NVivo, Qualtrics, and online GIS. 4 cr. Tuition: $3200

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Cultural Entrepreneurship

MET AR 789

Explores the emerging field of cultural entrepreneurship. Covers a variety of topics, including the artist as entrepreneur; new business models for arts organizations; art and social change; and the role of entrepreneurs in cultural organizations. Through case studies, guest speakers, readings, and group exercises, students learn about innovative entrepreneurial initiatives that straddle the boundaries between the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Guided exercises enable students to assess and develop their skills as future change agents. 4 cr. Tuition: $3200

Summer 1 (May 20-June 24)

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Internship in Arts Administration

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: $1600

Eleven-week course (May 26-August 4)

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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: $1600

Eleven-week course (May 26-August 4)

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