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: $3280

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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 for four weeks prior to a week in Dublin and London. 4 cr. Tuition: $3280

Summer 1 (June 7-July 19)

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Special Topics in Arts Administration

MET AR 781

Topic for Summer 2016: 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: $3280

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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: $1640

Eleven-week course (May 24-August 2)

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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: $1640

Eleven-week course (May 24-August 2)

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