Course Information

  • AA 3050 - Cultural Policy In Context (Study Abroad) 
  • Students will develop an understanding of international arts and cultural policy through complete immersion in the arts and culture of a selected country. Students will become empowered advocates for the arts as they engage with indigenous peoples and policy makers on a global level, in turn learning more about our own domestic cultural policy.
  • AA 6010 - Principles of Arts Administration
  • Students will learn the basic principles of arts administration (including general arts management, organizational leadership, financial management, marketing, development, and strategic planning) and apply those theories into practice through the creation of a project arts organization. This course will also give students an overview of the importance of arts advocacy and the role students will play as future creators of cultural policy.
  • AA 6040 - Arts Advocacy & Cultural Policy 
  • Students will develop an understanding of arts advocacy and cultural policy at multiple levels, developing strategies to engage with civic, business, state, and federal agencies on behalf of the arts. Students will become empowered advocates for the arts through readings, case studies, discussions, professional practice, and critical analysis of both national and international cultural policy.
  • AA 6070 - Leadership Development in the Arts
  • Students will develop and apply leadership, management and organizational theory to help organizations better fulfill their mission and vision through the work of staff, board and volunteers. Activities include students developing personality profiles and leadership style preferences, as well as applying principles of social and psychological dynamics to create and support an effective work place. Students will write and report on a comprehensive case study that requires the integration of the leadership theory and practice including detailed recommendations to address conflict in the work place.
  • AA 6210 - Grant Writing 
  • Students will become familiar with the process of grant research, writing, and compliance. Theory will be applied into practice as students identify real-world organizations in need of funding, locate potential funding sources (including government, corporate, and foundation grants), write grant proposal, and submit those proposals to the funding organization.
  • AA 6850 - Professional Development & Projects 
  • This course provides relevant application of Arts Administration principles in the areas of planning and event management through participation in the Utah Shakespeare Festival/SUU High School Shakespeare Competition and the Southern Utah Museum of Art’s annual Art Auction. This course also offers opportunities for professional development and engagement with arts professionals in the field.
  • AA 6890 - Professional Arts Internship 
  • Student will play an administrative role in one of our professional affiliate organizations, putting theory directly into practice as they participate in arts administration in action, preparatory to the Capstone Internship and Degree Defense.
  • AA 6900 - Capstone Internship 
  • Students will link theory with practice as participants in a 12-week residency internship at a professional arts organization. The internship is individually arranged by the student in collaboration with AA faculty and an on-site supervisor. A design statement, written by the student and agreed upon by the participating parties, will outline the goals of the student within the internship, focusing on substantive experiences which will demonstrate the student’s practical knowledge and skill acquired in the five previous semester in the AA program. Design statement fulfillment will be analyzed by the AA Graduate Committee at the end of the student’s sixth and final semester.
  • AA 6940 - Master of Arts Final Project 
  • Students in the Arts Administration Master of Arts degree program will demonstrate knowledge of the field through a Final Project, bringing evidence of increasing skills and applying scholarly theory directly into practice. Students must obtain Final Project approval from the Arts Administration Director and work under the supervision of a Final Project committee.
  • AA 6980 - Degree Defense 
  • At the end of their sixth and final semester, students will present and defend their Apologia (a cumulative portfolio of their time in the AA program) to the AA Graduation Committee.
Rachel Parker,
Sep 14, 2017, 9:57 AM