Performing Arts Leadership and Management
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA, 22601
Main Phone: 800-432-22666
Degree/Credential: Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management
Degree Level: Graduate
Program Contact: David Edelman
Program Goals and Objectives
The Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management curriculum is designed to provide future performing arts executive and artistic leaders with the industry skills required in the 21st century.The program provides classroom, community-based, and internship training that prepares students to find meaningful professional careers in the arts. The program is designed for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in music, dance, theatre or related fields. An accelerated track in Performing Arts Leadership and Management is available to current Shenandoah Conservatory undergraduates who wish to obtain a Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management in one year, after completion of their undergraduate degree. Students who are accepted into the accelerated track will take 9 credits of arts leadership and management courses during their undergraduate studies and 3 credits of internship during the summer between their senior year and their year of graduate study.
Students completing the Master of Science in Arts Management degree will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of current policies and practices in arts management;
- demonstrate knowledge of management skills and responsibilities within an arts setting;
- demonstrate leadership in the arts.
Administration of the Program
The Performing Arts Leadership and Management Program is directed by David Edelman, Assistant Professor of Arts Management, Shenandoah Conservatory.
|AMGT 509||Foundations of Arts Management||3|
|AMGT 512||Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement||3|
|AMGT 517||Financial Management for Arts Organizations||3|
|AMGT 519||Fundraising in the Arts||3|
|AMGT 520||Institutional Planning in the Ar ts||3|
|AMGT 525||Governance of Arts Organizations||3|
|AMGT 526||Leadership in the Arts||3|
|AMGT 527||Collaborative Arts Leadership in Practice Internship||3|
|ACCT 501||Foundations of Accounting||3|
|QM 501||Foundations of Analytics||3|
|CONR 689||Arts Management Culminating Project||3|
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree or equivalent in music, theatre, dance, or other area of study within arts and culture with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) prior to admission into the program. Transcripts from all post-secondary school study must be submitted. As part of the Shenandoah University graduate application applicants submit a writing sample that addresses their intent for joining the program and lists their professional goals. Persons with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines may be considered on an individual basis if they have had extensive non-curricular experiences in the arts.
Transfer of Credits
Up to nine credits may be transferred into this curriculum when earned at an accredited institution and when the credits fulfill required courses or appropriate electives.
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