Southern Utah University
Burch Mann House
90 South 200 West
Cedar City, UT 84720
Main Phone: 435/865-7873
Main E-Mail: email@example.com
Degree/Credential: Graduate (MFA in Arts Administration)
Web Site: http://www.suu.edu/pva/aa/
Program Director: JMarchant [link available to AAAE members only]
Program Goals and ObjectivesThe MFA program provides a solid curriculum of national standard, which focuses on practical applications and philosophies of nonprofit management necessary to prepare each student with the skills and knowledge to pursue a professional leadership position in the field of arts administration. Professional assistantships, individual tutorials, and direct access to master teachers are combined to create a practical learning methodology. Faculty and professional guests exemplify excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional contributions to the field of arts administration. This creates an exhilarating environment which enhances learning, stimulates and enriches faculty and students, and provides a pathway for lifelong learning.
Administration of the ProgramThe program is administered by a full-time director who is supported by faculty in the College of Performing and Visual Arts, the MBA program, and the Masters of Communications program.
CurriculumPrinciples of Arts Administration
Professional Arts Internship
Legal Issues, Art and Society
Managing the Finances of Art Organizations
Fund Development for Arts Administrators
Leadership and Organizational Management in the Arts
Fundraising Event Planning
Professional Projects (repeat 5 times)
Marketing the Arts
Foundations of Accounting
Public Budgeting & Financial Management
Human Resource Management & Law
Foundations of Marketing & Market Research
Final Rotation Internship
Students will complete a total of 60 credit hours of classes. This is an intense twenty-four month program culminated by the capstone internship. Assistantship assignments provide students professional “hands-on” experience in administrative offices for a minimum of 20 hours a week.
AdmissionsProspective students apply to the Graduate Programs Admissions Office at Southern Utah University. Applications require official transcripts, a current resume, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendations and a personal interview with the director of the MFA program.
Additional information is available at http://www.suu.edu/pva/aa/