Note: All courses are normally offered online; however, one or more may occasionally be offered on campus. Also note that the syllabi posted are not necessarily updated for the semester or the latest version.

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Open Courses: Winter 2017

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AMG 3170 Arts and Entertainment Law - starts December 27, online

An introduction to fundamental legal and business concepts that affect artists and arts managers, with emphasis on copyright protection and infringement. Students study and analyze artist agreements, amendment protections for symbolic and literal speech and the limits to those protections, the basics of contract law and statutory protection for artists, and the terms and nature of business relationships, plus other important areas of the law that affect the arts community.
Prerequisite: N/A for noncredit enrollment
AMG3170 / noncredit option: $625
Instructor: Lawrence Berglas
Dec. 27–Jan. 18

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Open Courses: Spring 2018

Registration begins November 13.

AMG 1100 Fundamentals of Arts Management – starts Jan. 24, online

This introductory survey provides an overview of management principles and entities common in both the nonprofit and commercial sectors, preparing students for upper-level courses in the arts management program. Topics include arts business goals and planning, history of arts management, leadership and organizational structure, programming, marketing and public relations, funding and finance, volunteerism and advocacy, and arts and entertainment law.
Prerequisite: N/A for noncredit enrollment
AMG1100 / noncredit option: $625
Instructor: Elizabeth Edelson
Jan. 24–May 15

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AMG 3100 Funding the Arts – starts Jan. 24, online

An introduction to fund development for growing and sustaining businesses in the arts. Topics include prospect research, proposal development, special events, corporate sponsorship, capitalization, and internet-based fundraising. Students also examine the history of U.S. arts and cultural philanthropy. Guest speakers and case studies give students an opportunity to apply concepts and techniques to real-world arts organizations.
Prerequisite: N/A for noncredit enrollment
AMG3100 / noncredit option: $625
Instructor: Elizabeth Edelson
Jan. 24–May 15

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AMG 2200 Finance for the Arts - starts Jan. 25

To do more than survive in a competitive economy, artists and their managers must learn business strategies for the financial side of their profession. Students are introduced to the basics of budgets, financial management, and accounting concepts that translate into usable information with practical significance for financial decision-making.
Prerequisite: N/A for noncredit enrollment
AMG2200 / noncredit option: $625
Instructor: Lawrence Tamburri
Thur., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 25–May 10
Humanities building, room 2035

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All Courses

AMG 1100 Fundamentals of Arts Management
This introductory survey provides an overview of management principles and entities common in both the nonprofit and commercial sectors, preparing students for upper-level courses in the arts management program. Topics include arts business goals and planning, history of arts management, leadership and organizational structure, programming, marketing and public relations, funding and finance, volunteerism and advocacy, and arts and entertainment law.
Prerequisite: At least 3 credits in literary, performing, or visual arts history, theory, or practice or permission of instructor
AMG1100 / noncredit option
AMG 3100 Funding the Arts
An introduction to fund development for growing and sustaining businesses in the arts. Topics include prospect research, proposal development, special events, corporate sponsorship, capitalization, and internet-based fundraising. Students also examine the history of U.S. arts and cultural philanthropy. Guest speakers and case studies give students an opportunity to apply concepts and techniques to real-world arts organizations.
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in AMG 1100, and in AMG 2200 or ECO 2085, or permission of instructor*
AMG3100 / noncredit option
*AMG 2200 and ECO 2085 are offered in the BA program, but not in this certificate program. Students who have not taken AMG 1100 and either AMG 2200 or ECO 2085 must obtain permission of instructor.
AMG 3170 Arts and Entertainment Law
An introduction to fundamental legal and business concepts that affect artists and arts managers, with emphasis on copyright protection and infringement. Students study and analyze artist agreements, amendment protections for symbolic and literal speech and the limits to those protections, the basics of contract law and statutory protection for artists, and the terms and nature of business relationships, plus other important areas of the law that affect the arts community.
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in AMG 1100 or permission of instructor
AMG3170 / noncredit option
AMG 3520 Marketing the Arts
Provides an overview of fundamental marketing concepts and strategies relevant to promoting artists, events, and creative products. Topics include market research, audience development, traditional advertising, digital campaigns, public relations, branding, strategic partnerships, and grassroots initiatives. Using real-world examples and current communication tools, students develop foundational knowledge of the theory and practice of arts marketing.
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in AMG 1100 or permission of instructor
AMG3520 / noncredit option