Arts Management

B.F.A./M.P.A. in Arts Management



A blockbuster exhibit opens in a museum. A world famous singer packs a concert hall for a magical night of music. A local arts council offers instruction in the arts to children. Arts managers make all these things happen. In government agencies and service organizations, in galleries, museums, theatre and dance companies, in orchestras, performing arts centers, and many other organizations, arts managers connect artists with audiences – enriching society by enabling creativity and making it possible for artists and performers to realize their dreams.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Management provides competency in the fine arts with a solid foundation in business. The 129-credit program develops skills in critical thinking, leadership, management, planning and finance. Specialized courses apply these aptitudes to arts institutions. A concentration is established in one area of the arts (visual arts, music, theatre or dance). Each area of arts concentration includes history and theory classes as well as applied work. The additional arts management coursework includes classes in accounting, economics, management, marketing, law, and public relations, communications, public speaking and computer graphics.

The program of study culminates with an internship in a professional arts organization. Internships are available both on and off campus. Students have been placed at DreamWorks Theatrical Productions, Stomp, SONY Music, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Parsons Dance, Nassau Coliseum, Island Def Jam Recordings, Heckscher Museum, and other venues in the New York City metropolitan area. Independent study options and work at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and Hillwood Art Museum also are available in selected aspects of a student's concentration. Please click here information on our 5-year BFA/MBA and BFA/MPA options.


Core Requirements
In addition to all major requirements, students pursuing the B.F.A. in Arts Management/Master of Public Administration must satisfy all core curriculum requirements as follows:
POST 101 1 credit
First-Year Composition 6 credits
Economics/Political Science 6 credits
Fine Arts 3 credits (excluding courses based on chosen sub-plan)
History/Philosophy 6 credits (in one area)
Laboratory Science 4 credits
Language/Literature 6 credits
Mathematics 3 - 4 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits
Competencies Computer, Library, Oral (ORC 1)
For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of this bulletin.

Major Requirements
Required Arts Management Courses
ARM 1 Arts Management Practicum 1.00
ARM 54 Introduction to Arts Management 3.00
ARM 55 Arts Management Practices 3.00
ARM 57 Development, Fundraising and Grant Writing 3.00
ARM 58 Accounting In the Arts 3.00
ARM 59 Marketing The Arts 3.00
ARM 99 Internship in Arts Management 3.00
MAN 11 Principles of Management 3.00
MAN 12 Organizational Behavior 3.00
ORC 1 Public Speaking 3.00
PR 62 Arts & Entertainment Promotion 3.00
One of the following:
ARM 61 Anatomy of a Museum 3.00
ARM 62 Principles and Practices of the Music Industry 3.00
ARM 64 Theatre and Dance Management 3.00
The following legal course:
ARM 68 Legal Aspects of the Arts & Entertainment Industries 3.00
One of the following:
ART 4 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3.00
CGPH 16 Digital Imaging 3.00
PHOT 23 Digital Imaging 3.00
One of the following:
CMA 5 Writing in the Digital Age 3.00
MAN 16 Business Communication 3.00
PR 2 Writing and Editing for Public Relations 3.00
One of the following:
CGPH 5 Computer Layout 1 3.00
PR 30 Using Business Software in Public Relations/Advertising 3.00
Required Senior Year Graduate Courses
MPA 501 Principles of Public Administration 3.00
MPA 502 Organizational Theory and Behavior in the Health & Public Sectors 3.00
MPA 503 Economic Environment and the Public Sector 3.00
NPM 650 Introduction to Nonprofit Management 3.00
Required Graduate Courses
MPA 505 Analytical Methods 3.00
MPA 506 Performance Management and Information Systems in the Public Sector 3.00
MPA 507 The Policy Process in Health Care and Public Administration 3.00
NPM 651 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations 3.00
NPM 652 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3.00
NPM 653 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations 3.00
NPM 654 Legal, Ethical and Governance Issues in Nonprofit Organizations 3.00
Elective Public Administration Courses for Nonprofit Management
One of the following:
MPA 701 Managerial Communications 3.00
MPA 708 Work, People & Productivity 3.00
MPA 713 Grant Writing and Administration 3.00
MPA 721 Quality Improvement and Strategies 3.00
Required Graduate Capstone Courses
NPM 707 Thesis Research Consultation and Thesis 3.00
NPM 708 Thesis Research Consultation and Thesis 3.00

Dance Concenteration Requirements
One of the following:
ART 1 Introduction to Visual Arts 3.00
ART 5 Introduction to Basic Drawing 3.00
ART 17 Introduction to Basic Design (2-Dimensional) 3.00
ART 18 Introduction to Basic Design (3-Dimensional) 2.00
ART 101 Interpreting Art in the 21st Century 3.00
CIN 11 History of World Cinema 3.00
CMA 9 Introduction to the Media Arts 3.00
MUS 1 Introduction to Musical Concepts 3.00
MUS 2 Elementary Musicianship 3.00
THE 1 The Art of Theatre 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Required Dance Courses
ARM 2 must be taken six times
ARM 2 Arts Management Contract 0.00
DNC 101 Critical Thinking in Dance 2.00
DNC 105 Modern Dance 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
DNC 111 Composition and Choreography I 3.00
DNC 115 African Dance I 3.00
THE 104 Technical Theater Practices 1 3.00
THE 105 Technical Theater Practices 2 3.00
THE 204 Department Contract 1 0.00
THE 205 Department Contract 2 0.00
One of the following:
DNC 121 Beginning Ballet I 3.00
DNC 123 Intermediate & Advanced Ballet I 3.00
DNC 124 Intermediate & Advanced Ballet II 3.00
At least four credits from any DNC courses
DNC All courses
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3.00
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3.00
ART 64 Medieval Art 3.00
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3.00
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3.00
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3.00
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ART 75 American Art 3.00
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts 3.00
ART 78 Asian Art 3.00
ART 79 History of Photography 3.00
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3.00
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3.00
ART 90 Seminar in Art History 3.00
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ART 92 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Two courses from any of the following subjects: MUS, THE, DNC, ART, CGPH, PHOT, CMA, PR, ORC, ARM, CIN, ATE (6 credits).
Electives: Courses that are not being used to satisfy major or core requirements.
3.00 Undergraduate Major GPA Required
3.00 MPA Major GPA Required

General Concentration Requirements
One of the following:
ART 1 Introduction to Visual Arts 3.00
ART 5 Introduction to Basic Drawing 3.00
ART 17 Introduction to Basic Design (2-Dimensional) 3.00
ART 18 Introduction to Basic Design (3-Dimensional) 2.00
ART 101 Interpreting Art in the 21st Century 3.00
CIN 11 History of World Cinema 3.00
CMA 9 Introduction to the Media Arts 3.00
DNC 1 Beginning Movement 1 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
MUS 1 Introduction to Musical Concepts 3.00
MUS 2 Elementary Musicianship 3.00
THE 1 The Art of Theatre 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Required General Arts Courses
30 credits from any two areas: MUS, THE, ART, CGPS, PHOT, CMA, PR, ORC, ARM, DNC, CIN, ATE.
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3.00
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3.00
ART 64 Medieval Art 3.00
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3.00
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3.00
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3.00
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ART 75 American Art 3.00
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts 3.00
ART 78 Asian Art 3.00
ART 79 History of Photography 3.00
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3.00
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3.00
ART 90 Seminar in Art History 3.00
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ART 92 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Two courses from any of the following subjects: MUS, THE, DNC, ART, CGPH, PHOT, CMA, PR, ORC, ARM, CIN, ATE..
Electives: Courses that are not being used to satisfy major or core requirements.
3.00 Undergraduate Major GPA Required
3.00 MPA Major GPA Required

Music Concentration Requirements
One of the following:
ART 1 Introduction to Visual Arts 3.00
ART 5 Introduction to Basic Drawing 3.00
ART 17 Introduction to Basic Design (2-Dimensional) 3.00
ART 18 Introduction to Basic Design (3-Dimensional) 2.00
ART 101 Interpreting Art in the 21st Century 3.00
CIN 11 History of World Cinema 3.00
CMA 9 Introduction to the Media Arts 3.00
DNC 1 Beginning Movement 1 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
THE 1 The Art of Theatre 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Requred Music Courses
MUS 11 Introduction to Music Literature 3.00
MUS 14A Introduction to Music Technology 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
12 credits from any MUS courses
MUS All courses
Six credits from the following:
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3.00
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3.00
ART 64 Medieval Art 3.00
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3.00
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3.00
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3.00
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ART 75 American Art 3.00
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts 3.00
ART 78 Asian Art 3.00
ART 79 History of Photography 3.00
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3.00
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3.00
ART 90 Seminar in Art History 3.00
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ART 92 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Two courses from any of the following subjects: MUS, THE, DNC, ART, CGPH, PHOT, CMA, PR, ORC, ARM, CIN, ATE (6 credits).
Electives: Courses that are not being used to satisfy major or core requirements.

Theatre Concentration Requirements
One of the following:
ART 1 Introduction to Visual Arts 3.00
ART 5 Introduction to Basic Drawing 3.00
ART 17 Introduction to Basic Design (2-Dimensional) 3.00
ART 18 Introduction to Basic Design (3-Dimensional) 2.00
ART 101 Interpreting Art in the 21st Century 3.00
CIN 11 History of World Cinema 3.00
CMA 9 Introduction to the Media Arts 3.00
DNC 1 Beginning Movement 1 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
MUS 1 Introduction to Musical Concepts 3.00
MUS 2 Elementary Musicianship 3.00
Requred Theatre Courses
ARM 2 must be taken 6 times
ARM 2 Arts Management Contract 0.00
THE 101 Introduction to Drama 3.00
THE 104 Technical Theater Practices 1 3.00
THE 105 Technical Theater Practices 2 3.00
THE 110 Stage Management 3.00
THE 121 Basic Acting I 3.00
THE 122 Basic Acting II 3.00
THE 141 Classical Theatre History 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
THE 204 Department Contract 1 0.00
THE 205 Department Contract 2 0.00
One of the following:
THE 113 Scene Design I 3.00
THE 115 Lighting Design 3.00
THE 117 Scene Painting 3.00
THE 171 Costume Design 3.00
Three credits from any THE courses:
THE All courses
Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3.00
ART 61 Ancient Art: The Western Tradition 3.00
ART 64 Medieval Art 3.00
ART 65 Italian Renaissance Art 3.00
ART 66 Northern Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 3.00
ART 67 The Art of the Baroque 3.00
ART 68 The Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ART 75 American Art 3.00
ART 77 Pre-Colonial Arts 3.00
ART 78 Asian Art 3.00
ART 79 History of Photography 3.00
ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography 3.00
ART 85 History of Visual Communications 3.00
ART 90 Seminar in Art History 3.00
ART 91 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ART 92 Independent Study in Art History 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
DNC 109 Current Dance in New York City 3.00
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 24 History of Rock Music 3.00
Two courses from any of the following subjects: MUS, THE, DNC, ART, CGPH, PHOT, CMA, PR, ORC, ARM, CIN, ATE.
Electives: Courses that are not being used to satisfy major or core requirements.

Visual Arts Concentration Requirements
One of the following:
CIN 11 History of World Cinema 3.00
CMA 9 Introduction to the Media Arts 3.00
DNC 1 Beginning Movement 1 3.00
DNC 108 History of Dance 3.00
MUS 1 Introduction to Musical Concepts 3.00
MUS 2 Elementary Musicianship 3.00
THE 1 The Art of Theatre 3.00
THE 142 Modern Theatre History 3.00
Requred Visual Arts Courses
ART 59 Survey of World Art I 3.00
ART 60 Survey of World Art II 3.00
ART 70 Modern Art 3.00
ART 72 Contemporary Art 3.00
ATE 3 The Art Museum as Educator: Interpreting Art for Education 3.00
Three courses (9 credts) from the following:
ART 5 Introduction to Basic Drawing 3.00
ART 11 Life Drawing I 3.00
ART 13 Painting 1 3.00
ART 19 Photography 3.00
ART 19A Photography 3.00
ART 21 Printmaking 3.00
ART 31 Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture 1 3.00
ART 35 Sculpture 1 3.00
ART 43 Watercolor 3.00
Two Art courses (6 credits):
ART All courses
Six credits from the following subjects: MUS, ATE, CIN, ARM, ORC, PR, CMA, PHOT, CGPH, ART, DNC, THE
Two courses from any of the following subjects: MUS, THE, DNC, ART, CGPH, PHOT, CMA, PR, ORC, ARM, CIN, ATE.
Electives: Courses that are not being used to satisfy major or core requirements.
Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 159 (158 for transfer students)
Minimum Total Undergraduate Credits: 117 (116 for transfer students)
Minimum Graduate Credits: 42
Minimum Undergraduate Liberal Arts Credits: 64
Minimum Undergraduate Major GPA: 3.00
Minimum Undergraduate Cumulative GPA: 3.00
Minimum Graduate GPA: 3.00

CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Christine Kerr, Ph.D.
Acting Dean and Professor
Christine.Kerr@liu.edu

Moreen Mitchell, J.D.
Assistant Dean
Moreen.Mitchell@liu.edu