PERFORMING ARTS

PERF-596
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

PERF-596
002
PERFORMING ARTS
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Curatorial Practices

This course provides a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the art and science of exhibition development. Using the abundant cultural resources of Washington, D.C., and the American University Museum as its laboratory, students acquire insights into the curatorial process, receive constructive criticism, and gain real-world experience by curating an exhibition for the museum. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PERF-596
003
PERFORMING ARTS
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Performing Arts Management

This course explores major issues in the management of performing arts producing, presenting, and support organizations in North America. Students explore the complex network of individual artists, agents, managers, and organizations that comprise the live performing arts, with a special emphasis on nonprofit and public sector organizations. The course provides both a system-wide perspective and practical professional skills.

PERF-596
N01HB
PERFORMING ARTS
SUMMER 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Research Tools for Arts Managers

This course prepares students in Arts Management and related fields to understand and use a number of research methods and tools to better inform their decision-making. Topics focus on the most commonly used research tools in the field of arts and cultural management and include survey design, interviewing, focus groups, portraiture, and case study analysis. The IRB process and grant-writing for research are also discussed.