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
001
PERFORMING ARTS
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Arts Management in Diverse Communities

This course introduces students to management strategies and critical issues relevant to arts organizations working with diverse populations and/or in community-based settings. Students investigate a wide array of scholarship on the purposes of this type of cultural work, the skills and perspectives needed to be a successful manager, and the measurements and outcomes appropriate to such environments.

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.