Minor in Arts Management and Administration

The exhibition "Placeholder" is installed in the Visual Arts Center gallery.

Behind every great performance or art exhibition is a team collaborating with artists to realize a vision. Arts administrators help make that artistic magic happen.

If you have a passion for the arts and want a profession that supports artistic endeavors and ensures the public has access to art, music, theatre, dance, performance and more, consider arts management and administration.

The Minor in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin is open to students in any degree program at the university enrolled in the 2016-18 and all subsequent degree catalogs.
Through the minor, students broaden their understanding of careers in the commercial, nonprofit and public arts sectors, develop skills critical for arts managers in all arts disciplines and build career contacts through an internship experience.

Examples of Jobs in Arts Management and Administration

  • Producer for the Broadway Stage
  • Arts Festival Director 
  • Federal, State, or City Arts Administrator
  • Concert Hall Director
  • Chief Financial Officer for an Arts Institution
  • Independent Producer/Promoter
  • Arts Education Director
  • Public Arts Administrator
  • Self-Producing Artist
  • Fundraiser for an Arts Organization
  • Arts Marketing Director 
  • City Cultural Planner
  • Touring Production Manager
  • Operations Manager for an Arts Organization 
  • Artistic Director/Cultural Programmer 
  • Artist Manager

How to apply to the Minor in Arts Management and Administration

Students must have a UT GPA of 2.5 or above and completed 30 undergraduate credit hours to declare the minor.

View 16-18/18-20 University Catalog minor requirements and and additional information here.

View 20-22 University Catalog minor requirements and additional information here.

You can apply for the minor via UT’s minor and certificate application portal here.

A student's particular catalog typically corresponds to the year you first attended UT Austin. For example, current first-years are in the 20-22 degree catalog.

Students interested in entering the the MAMA minor program may contact Advising Director Chris Montes at chris.montes@austin.utexas.edu.

Spring 2022 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

FA 171 Creative Entrepreneurship-WB (20195)

INSTRUCTOR: Cam Houser

WHEN: M 4:00PM-7:00PM, the first 5 weeks of the semester (1/24-2/21)

WHERE: Virtual

Introduction to the creative process of starting a new company around your passion, and exploring the integration of entrepreneurship for creative industries. In this context, a creative entrepreneur is one who serves an industry with a creative output, such as design, arts and entertainment, music, architecture, food, fashion and textiles, theatre, and consumer product goods. This class intends to demystify the entrepreneurial process through hands-on, project-based learning.

*Note: FA 171 is a one-hour elective in the the Minor in Arts Management and Administration program. If you are wondering how this course can correspond to your official MAMA minor, please contact the minor program advisor Chris Montes.

FA 313C Engaging with the Arts from the Audience (20160)

INSTRUCTOR: Tim Rogers

WHEN: TTH 2:00pm - 3:30pm

WHERE: PAC 3.614

What makes art engaging? How do we actively engage with a performance? What can we learn about the art, and ourselves, from our responses to it? What is art, and who gets to decide? 

Fine and pop art, tradition and experimentation, the familiar and unfamiliar, international and American creativity provide this course’s foundation. Students will attend performances and exhibitions, interact with artists, and examine core issues associated with the creative process in our increasingly complex global society. The instructors will lead students through visual arts, music, dance, and theatre experiences at Texas Performing Arts and elsewhere on the UT Campus to spark investigation and dialogue. 

This course asks students to explore what it means to pay rigorous attention to others and themselves in the space of live performance, attending to how performances ask questions of us and about the world. Classroom activities will include discussion before and after each performance; readings about artistic movements and genres; exploration of the behind the scenes aspects of the performing arts; and opportunities to collaboratively prepare, present, and critically respond to other members of the course.  

Note: Students in this class will need to attend numerous evening and weekend performances throughout the semester. If you have questions about when these will be, please contact Tim Rogers.

FA 340/640/940 Fine Arts Internship – WB (20170)

INSTRUCTOR: Calder Kamin

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Calder Kamin, Fine Arts Career Services Manager, this course offers students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Students must have secured an internship in order to enroll in the course. The class is offered 100% online every semester. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management (20195)

INSTRUCTOR: Carra Martinez

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: MRH 2.604

This survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

FA 371 Arts and Community Service (20200)

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Travis Marcum

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: MRH M3.114

The arts have the capacity to facilitate deep connection and community healing. Arts organizations are now prioritizing and funding programming that connects artists and teachers directly with individuals and communities experiencing challenges like homelessness, mental or physical health diagnoses, social/racial inequity, trauma, and others. This course is designed for students who want to use their creative skills to build a career that directly contributes to positive social change and the wellbeing of others. Led by Dr. Travis Marcum, enrollees will learn from national arts leaders about program building, artistic direction, and education for the greater good. Students will engage in collaborative creative projects and join local community organizations in action. 

FA 371/381 Business of Entertainment (20205)

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 5:00PM-8:00PM

WHERE: RLP 1.104

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

FA 371 Money and Art (20215)

INSTRUCTOR: Peter Kahng

WHEN: TTH 2:00pm - 3:30pm

WHERE: MRH 4.116

Explore the secretive world of the high-end Fine Art market for the unique insights it provides into Economic Theory and Human Behavior.  

This course will examine the world of high-end art, across classical, modern and contemporary art markets. It will explore the industry structure, participant behaviors and incentives of the market participants to uncover insights into traditional economic theory. The goal of the course is to look at practical applications of economic principals in the most secretive, aspirational industry in the world. As we remove underlying theoretical assumptions through the unique characteristics of the art market, we reveal insights into consumer behavior and human nature.

FA 371 Women in Entrepreneurship (20219)

INSTRUCTOR: Jan Ryan and Kendra Scott

WHEN: T 4:00PM-7:00PM

WHERE: Kendra Scott HQ

This class, co-taught by entrepreneurs / UT faculty members Jan Ryan and Kendra Scott, will immerse students in the core tenets of creating a new business from the point of view of the female founder. The course is designed to provide hands-on, tangible tools to equip and empower female entrepreneurs.  Using a “live” case study of Kendra Scott, LLC, and with a blend of lectures, experiential exercises and guest speakers, the class will expose obstacles that women face in contemporary society, with strategies to overcome.

Targeted students are those who are interested in the female founder’s unique perspective, are curious about starting their own company, or who simply want to pursue an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset. The goal of this class is to confront common gender biases and conditioning, and in the context of the entrepreneurial journey provide actionable advice to empower students to see larger possibilities for their career. 

Classes will be held at the headquarters for Kendra Scott, LLC.  

*Note: Students are allowed to enroll in this course only after an application process. Applications are available October 13-24 and can be found at https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tn9BYCK4yUrNJ4

Fall 2021 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

FA 171 Creative Entrepreneurship (20605)

INSTRUCTOR: Cam Houser

WHEN: M 4:00PM-7:00PM, the first 5 weeks of the semester (8/31 - 9/27)

WHERE: DFA 4.106

Previously ITD 115. Introduction to the creative process of starting a new company around your passion, and exploring the integration of entrepreneurship for creative industries. In this context, a creative entrepreneur is one who serves an industry with a creative output, such as design, arts and entertainment, music, architecture, food, fashion and textiles, theatre, and consumer product goods. This class intends to demystify the entrepreneurial process through hands-on, project-based learning.

*Note: FA 171 is a one-hour elective in the the Minor in Arts Management and Administration program. If you are wondering how this course can correspond to your official MAMA minor, please contact the minor program advisor Chris Montes.

FA 171 Legal Aspects of the Arts and Creative Industries Ecosystem (20610)

INSTRUCTOR: Sammetria Goodson

WHEN: M 4:00PM-7:00PM, the second 5 weeks of the semester (10/4-11/1)

WHERE: Hybrid, some classes online only, some in DFA 4.106

This class, taught by renowned Arts Attorney Sammetria Goodson, will provide an overview of key legal issues encountered by professionals as they navigate the arts and creative industries ecosystem. Students from all fine arts and design disciplines will benefit from learning about contracts, licensing, artists’ rights, intellectual property and best practices for protecting the fruits of their creativity. Through a combination of case studies, experiential exercises, and lectures, this class will equip students with the information and approaches necessary to support sustainable art practices and professional endeavors. Students are encouraged to think about their artistic disciplines in the context of market participation, with the goal of dismantling the “starving artist” mindset. 

*Note: FA 171 is a one-hour elective in the the Minor in Arts Management and Administration program. If you are wondering how this course can correspond to your official MAMA minor, please contact the minor program advisor Chris Montes.

FA 340/640/940 Fine Arts Internship – WB (20570)

INSTRUCTOR: Calder Kamin

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Calder Kamin, Fine Arts Career Services Manager, this course offers students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Students must have secured an internship in order to enroll in the course. The class is offered 100% online every semester. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management (20590)

INSTRUCTOR: TBA

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: MRH 2.610

This survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

FA 364/381 Developing and Reaching Audiences (20595)

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Matthew Hinsley

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: MRH 2.604

Formerly listed as Arts Administration and Community Service, this course introduces creative workers to the principles and successful practices of community engagement and service in the value-driven nonprofit sector. Through sessions and portfolio-building exercises devoted to mission and vision development, programming and public service, constituent-specific marketing, writing and speaking, community fundraising, as well as the cultivation of press and patrons, among others, students develop a clear sense of how to build audiences by building deep and genuine relations with community. This course is taught by Dr. Matt Hinsley, Executive Director of Austin Classical Guitar Society. 

FA 371/381 Business of Entertainment (20615)

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 5:00PM-8:00PM

WHERE: TBD

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

FA 371 Women in Entrepreneurship (20630)

INSTRUCTOR: Jan Ryan and Kendra Scott

WHEN: T 4:00PM-7:00PM

WHERE: Kendra Scott HQ

This class, co-taught by entrepreneurs / UT faculty members Jan Ryan and Kendra Scott, will immerse students in the core tenets of creating a new business from the point of view of the female founder. The course is designed to provide hands-on, tangible tools to equip and empower female entrepreneurs.  Using a “live” case study of Kendra Scott, LLC, and with a blend of lectures, experiential exercises and guest speakers, the class will expose obstacles that women face in contemporary society, with strategies to overcome.

Targeted students are those who are interested in the female founder’s unique perspective, are curious about starting their own company, or who simply want to pursue an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset. The goal of this class is to confront common gender biases and conditioning, and in the context of the entrepreneurial journey provide actionable advice to empower students to see larger possibilities for their career. 

Classes will be held at the headquarters for Kendra Scott, LLC.  

*Note: Students are allowed to enroll in this course only after an application process. Apply today at https://ksinstitute.utexas.edu/courses

Spring 2021 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

FA 171 Money and Art

INSTRUCTOR: Peter Kahng.

WHEN: MW 4:00PM-5:30PM, the first 5 weeks of the semester

Online-only course.

Explore the secretive world of the high-end Fine Art market for the unique insights it provides into Economic Theory and Human Behavior.  

This course will examine the world of high-end art, across classical, modern and contemporary art markets. It will explore the industry structure, participant behaviors and incentives of the market participants to uncover insights into traditional economic theory. The goal of the course is to look at practical applications of economic principals in the most secretive, aspirational industry in the world. As we remove underlying theoretical assumptions through the unique characteristics of the art market, we reveal insights into consumer behavior and human nature.

*Note: FA 171 is a one-hour elective in the the Minor in Arts Management and Administration program. If you are wondering how this course can correspond to your official MAMA minor, please contact the minor program advisor Chris Montes.

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Penny Brandt

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

Online-only course.

This survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

FA 365/381 Fundraising in the Arts

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Penny Brandt

WHEN: TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM

Online-only course.

Survey of strategies involved in generating contributed income for arts organizations from private individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and government agencies, and focus on how the process is related to marketing tickets to the same patrons.

FA 371/381 Business of Entertainment 

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 5:00PM-8:00PM

Online-only course.

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

Fall 2020 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration 

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Penny Brandt

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

Online-only course.

This survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 364/TD 387D Developing & Reaching Audiences

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Pamela Buchanan 

WHEN: T 2:00PM - 5:00PM

WHERE: SZB 524

Formerly listed as Arts Administration and Community Service, this course introduces creative workers to the principles and successful practices of community engagement and service in the value-driven nonprofit sector. Through sessions and portfolio-building exercises devoted to mission and vision development, programming and public service, constituent-specific marketing, writing and speaking, community fundraising, as well as the cultivation of press and patrons, among others, students develop a clear sense of how to build audiences by building deep and genuine relations with community. This course is taught by Dr. Matt Hinsley, Executive Director of Austin Classical Guitar Society. 

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 369/FA 381 The Entrepreneurial Artist 

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Jessica Voigt Page

WHEN: MWF 12:00pm - 1:00pm

WHERE: MRH M3.113

This course takes an experiential approach to learning effectual artist entrepreneurship. Effectual entrepreneurship is a decision-making strategy that focuses on a team’s resources and environment in the launching of a venture. The course’s desired outcome of arts entrepreneurial action is the establishment of a system to support the artist, their product and its distribution. In this class, you will launch an arts-based business venture. By doing such work, you will learn about opportunity recognition, customer/audience development, business planning, entrepreneurial finance, and other topics relevant to sustainable and self-directed careers in the arts.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 340 Fine Arts Internship – WB

INSTRUCTOR: Calder Kamin

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Calder Kamin, Fine Arts Career Services Manager, this course offers students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Students must have secured an internship in order to enroll in the course. The class is offered 100% online every semester. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371/FA 381/ITD 350 Business of Entertainment 

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 5:30PM-8:30PM

WHERE: RLP 0.102

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Independent Inquiry Flag requirement.

*Fulfills 18-20 catalog requirements

Spring 2020 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration 

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Penny Brandt

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: RLP 0.122

This survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 364/381 Developing & Reaching Audiences

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Matt Hinsley

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM - 5:00PM

WHERE: MRH 2.604

Formerly listed as Arts Administration and Community Service, this course introduces creative workers to the principles and successful practices of community engagement and service in the value-driven nonprofit sector. Through sessions and portfolio-building exercises devoted to mission and vision development, programming and public service, constituent-specific marketing, writing and speaking, community fundraising, as well as the cultivation of press and patrons, among others, students develop a clear sense of how to build audiences by building deep and genuine relations with community. This course is taught by Dr. Matt Hinsley, Executive Director of Austin Classical Guitar Society. 

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 340 Fine Arts Internship – WB

INSTRUCTOR: Calder Kamin

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Calder Kamin, Fine Arts Career Services Manager, this course offers students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Students must have secured an internship in order to enroll in the course. The class is offered 100% online every semester. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371/FA 381/ITD 350 Business of Entertainment 

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 5:00PM-8:00PM

WHERE: RLP 0.102

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Independent Inquiry Flag requirement.

*Fulfills 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371/TD 387D Arts in a Global World

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cristóbal Bianchi

WHEN: TTH 12:30PM- 2:00PM

WHERE: CAL 200

Taught by renowned artist and scholar Dr. Cristobal Bianchi (casagrande collective), this course combines the critical study of community and socially-engaged art, large-scale installations, mixed media arts forms, activism and biogenetics with skill-building exercises to prepare arts professionals to operate ethically in international political, social and cultural contexts.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Global Cultures Flag requirement.

*Fulfills 18-20 catalog requirements

Fall 2019 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Karen Munnelly

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: MRH 2.610

Taught by the college's Director of Professional Programs, Dr. Karen Munnelly, this survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 365 Fundraising in the Arts

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Penny Brandt

WHEN: TTH 12:30PM - 2:00PM

WHERE: ART 3.432

Where do Arts organizations get their funding? This course includes a survey of strategies involved in generating contributed income for arts organizations from private individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and government agencies. The strategies will then be applied to real-life projects, including online crowdfunding, grant applications, and research and cultivation of prospective donors. We will also focus on how the fundraising process is related to marketing tickets to the same donors via social media and traditional marketing media.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 340 Fine Arts Internship – WB

INSTRUCTOR: Calder Kamin

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Calder Kamin, Fine Arts Career Services Manager, this course offers students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Students must have secured an internship in order to enroll in the course. The class is offered 100% online every semester. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371 Show Business: The Practice of Producing Commercial Entertainment

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 5:00PM-8:00PM

WHERE: RLP 0.126

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Independent Inquiry Flag requirement.

*Fulfills 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371 Producing Art for Social Change

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cristóbal Bianchi

WHEN: TTH 11:00AM- 12:30PM

WHERE: SZB 426

Taught by renowned artist and scholar Dr. Cristobal Bianchi (casagrande collective), this course prepares students to create community and participatory art, traditional public art, and collaborative cultural projects focused on social change. Lessons combine the study of social change art taking place internationally with skill-building exercises to support students’ capacities to conceptualize, design, produce and exhibit their own projects at home. As part of the class, students will be taught to create and produce works for UT/Austin communities and to consider how they might make these projects relevant to places beyond.

*Fulfills 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371 House Management and Audience Relations

INSTRUCTOR: Pamela Buchanan

WHEN: TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM

WHERE: TBD

This course focuses on the “front of house” experiences and includes a variety of practices from volunteer management and dispute resolution to donor/patron relations, among others.  A portion of this course will also focus on practices related dis/ability awareness and accommodations.  Class meetings will alternate between campus seminar discussions and activities at local theatres, music halls, and arts spaces, where students will pursue academic service learning with guest professionals.

*Fulfills18-20 catalog requirements

Spring 2019 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Karen Munnelly

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: RLP 0.122

Taught by the college's Director of Professional Programs, Dr. Karen Munnelly, this survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 365 Fundraising in the Arts

INSTRUCTOR: TBD

WHEN: TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM

WHERE: MRH 2.604

Survey of strategies involved in generating contributed income for arts organizations from private individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and government agencies, and focus on how the process is related to marketing tickets to the same patrons.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 340 Fine Arts Internship – WB

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Karen Munnelly

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Karen Munnelly, Director of Professional Programs for the College of Fine Arts, this course offers students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Students must have secured an internship in order to enroll in the course. The class is offered 100% online every semester. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371 Show Business: The Practice of Producing Commercial Entertainment

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 6:00PM-9:00PM

WHERE: RLP 0.122

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Independent Inquiry Flag requirement.

*Fulfills 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371 Arts in a Global World

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cristóbal Bianchi

WHEN: TTH 12:30-2:00PM

WHERE: CAL 200

Taught by renowned artist and scholar Dr. Cristobal Bianchi (casagrande collective), this course combines the critical study of community and socially-engaged art, large-scale installations, mixed media arts forms, activism and biogenetics with skill-building exercises to prepare arts professionals to operate ethically in international political, social and cultural contexts.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Global Cultures Flag requirement.

*Fulfills 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371 New Arts Journalism

INSTRUCTOR: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

WHEN: TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM

WHERE: RLP 0.124

Taught by award-winning arts journalist and editor Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, New Arts Journalism introduces students to the landscape, skills, and practices of contemporary arts journalism for print and online media in the United States. In addition to learning to write about the arts for a general readership, students will analyze today’s media platforms and learn to shape their work to be effective in multiple formats.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Writing Flag requirement.

*Fulfills18-20 catalog requirements

Fall 2018 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Karen Munnelly

WHEN: TTH 9:30-11:00AM

WHERE: DFA 4.112

Taught by the college's Director of Professional Programs, Dr. Karen Munnelly, this survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 364/381 Developing and Reaching Audiences

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Matt Hinsley

WHEN: TTH 3:30-5PM

WHERE: MRH 2.604 

Formerly listed as Arts Administration and Community Service, this course introduces creative workers to the principles and successful practices of community engagement and service in the value-driven nonprofit sector. Through sessions and portfolio-building exercises devoted to mission and vision development, programming and public service, constituent-specific marketing, writing and speaking, community fundraising, as well as the cultivation of press and patrons, among others, students develop a clear sense of how to build audiences by building deep and genuine relations with community. This course is taught by Dr. Matt Hinsley, Executive Director of Austin Classical Guitar Society. 

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

FA 371 Show Business: The Practice of Producing Commercial Entertainment

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 5:00-8:00PM

WHERE: CLA 0.112

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Independent Inquiry Flag requirement.

*Fulfills18-20 catalog requirements

FA 340 Fine Arts Internship – WB

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Karen Munnelly

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Karen Munnelly, Director of Professional Programs for the College of Fine Arts, this course offers students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Students must have secured an internship in order to enroll in the course. The class is offered 100% online every semester. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

*Fulfills 16-18 and 18-20 catalog requirements

Spring 2018 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

Minor in Arts Management & Administration Courses that fulfill the 2016-2018 catalog requirements

FA 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Matt Hinsely

WHEN: TTH 3:30-5:00PM

WHERE: MRH 2.604

UNIQUE FA 362: 18885

UNIQUE FA 383: 18905

Taught by Austin arts leader Dr. Matt Hinsley (Executive Director of the Austin Classical Guitar Society), this course applies entrepreneurship and leadership studies to assess the means by which art is delivered to communities and artists are paid. With the support and direct involvement of a wide variety of accomplished arts professionals, Foundations in Arts Management introduces students to a host of career opportunities, from event production to commercial media to arts-based social change work, to name a few. Working across for profit and nonprofit sectors, students in this course produce a portfolio from which to envision and implement a profession in the arts.

*FA 362 is required for all students pursuing the Minor in Arts Management an Administration.

FA 369/381 The Entrepreneurial Artist 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Paul Bonin-Rodriguez

WHEN: TTH 3:30-5:00PM

WHERE: WIN 1.164

UNIQUE FA 369: 18887

UNIQUE FA 381: 18903

This course takes an experiential approach to learning effectual artist entrepreneurship. Effectual entrepreneurship is a decision-making strategy that focuses on a team’s resources and environment in the launching of a venture. The course’s desired outcome of arts entrepreneurial action is the establishment of a system to support the artist, their product and its distribution. In this class, you will launch an arts-based business venture. By doing such work, you will learn about opportunity recognition, customer/audience development, business planning, entrepreneurial finance, and other topics relevant to sustainable and self-directed careers in the arts.

*This course fulfills Skills and Experience Ethics & Leadership and Independent Inquiry Flag requirements.

FA 340 Fine Arts Internship 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Karen Munnelly

WHEN & WHERE: Online

UNIQUE: 18880

Taught by Dr. Karen Munnelly, the Director of Professional Programs for the College of Fine Arts, this course offers curricular support to students’ internship work in a prominent arts and culture organizations. Students must have secured an internship prior to enrolling in the course. FA340 requires the student to complete 150 work hours at their internship.

Additional Arts Management & Administration Courses

The courses below are not included in the 2016-2018 catalog for the Minor in Arts Management and Administration, however they will be included in the 2018-2020 catalog.

FA 371 New Arts Journalism

INSTRUCTOR: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

WHEN: TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM

WHERE: CLA 0.120

UNIQUE: 18888

Taught by award-winning arts journalist and editor Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, New Arts Journalism introduces students to the landscape, skills, and practices of contemporary arts journalism for print and online media in the United States. In addition to learning to write about the arts for a general readership, students will analyze today’s media platforms and learn to shape their work to be effective in multiple formats.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Writing Flag requirement.

FA 371 Big Shows: Producing Commercial Theater

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Davison

WHEN: M 6:00-9:00PM

WHERE: CLA 0.122

UNIQUE: 18882

What is involved in producing large-scale, live, commercial entertainment? From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamilton, this course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business. Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison designed for those interested in arts, business and producing.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Independent Inquiry Flag requirement.

FA 371 Producing Art in the Global World: Contexts and Strategies

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Cristóbal Bianchi

WHEN: TTH 12:30-2:00PM

WHERE: SZB 286

UNIQUE: 18886

Taught by renowned artist and scholar Dr. Cristobal Bianchi (casagrande collective), this course combines the critical study of community and socially-engaged art, large-scale installations, mixed media arts forms, activism and biogenetics with skill-building exercises to prepare arts professionals to operate ethically in international political, social and cultural contexts.

*This course fulfills a Skills and Experience Global Cultures Flag requirement.

FA 371 Festival & Event Management

INSTRUCTOR: Rusty Cloyes

WHEN: TTH 3:30-5:00PM

WHERE: WIN 1.108

UNIQUE: 18889

Led by experienced tour, festival, event, and theatrical stage manager, Rusty Cloyes, Festival and Event Management investigates what it takes to successfully and seamlessly run a festival or event from concept to completion. Guests will include directors and managers pulled from the extensive experience of festival and event production companies in Austin and New York City.

Fall 2017 courses offered in Arts Management and Administration

The following courses will be offered in fall 2017 for students interested in Arts Management and Administration.

A 362/383 Foundations of Arts Management 

WHEN: TTH 3:30-5PM

WHERE: CLA 0.122

Taught by the college's Director of Professional Programs, Dr. Karen Munnelly, this survey course introduces students to a variety of successful management strategies for contemporary arts organizations. Ideal for all future arts professionals – artists and administrators alike – Foundations in Arts Management also pays special attention to organizational creation, leadership, mission development, fundraising, audience development, evaluation and issues in cultural policy and philanthropy.

FA 364/381 Developing and Reaching Audiences

WHEN: TTH 3:30-5PM

WHERE: MRH 2.604 

28 seats undergrad, 2 seats grad

Formerly listed as Arts Administration and Community Service, this course introduces creative workers to the principles and successful practices of community engagement and service in the value-driven nonprofit sector. Through sessions and portfolio-building exercises devoted to mission and vision development, programming and public service, constituent-specific marketing, writing and speaking, community fundraising, as well as the cultivation of press and patrons, among others, students develop a clear sense of how to build audiences by building deep and genuine relations with community. This course is taught by Dr. Matt Hinsley, Executive Director of Austin Classical Guitar Society. 

FA 365/385 Fundraising in the Arts: Principles and Practices 

WHEN: TH 12:30-2PM

WHERE: DFA 4.106 (tentative)

10 seats undergrad, 6 seats grad

Taught by Professor Kathleen Panoff, Director and Associate Dean of Texas Performing Arts in the College of Fine Arts, this course introduces students to a variety of successful strategies that arts organizations use to generate income from individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses, and government agencies and build audiences in the process. Because successful fundraising requires good communication skills, this course is writing intensive. 

*For students seeking more detailed information about the writing intensity of Professor Panoff's Fundraising course, please email her prior to registration: kpanoff@texasperformingarts.org.

FA 140 Fine Arts Internship – WB

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

20 seats

Taught by Fine Arts Career Services Mangager Nathan Langfitt, this course assists students in internship placement and offers curricular support their work in a prominent arts and culture organizations. FA 140 requires 50 hours of internship work. This class has online and in-person components.

FA 340 Fine Arts Internship – WB

WHEN AND WHERE: Web-based

Taught by Fine Arts Career Services Mangager Nathan Langfitt, this course assist students in internship placement and offers curricular support their work in a prominent arts and culture organizations. FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. This class has online and in-person components.

Spring 2017 courses in Arts Management and Administration

FA 362: Foundations in Arts Management

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Where: MRH 2.604

Taught by arts leader Dr. Matt Hinsley (Executive Director of the Austin Classical Guitar Society), this class is about opening students’ minds to possibilities for the arts in the marketplace. For arts to serve, to inspire, to sell, to thrive. Overlaying three goals to learn about artistic disciplines, to learn about management techniques and to learn about UT resources for arts entrepreneurs, we hear from a wide variety of guests including professors from across campus, directors of major arts nonprofits and professionals in industries ranging from video game to film production, touring pop shows and Broadway.  The end result? You. Our final project is a refined vision of you as an arts professional. May be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

FA 360 Big Shows: The Business of Producing Commercial Theater

When: Mondays, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Where: Location TBD

Taught by Broadway veteran and entrepreneur Natasha Davison, this course focuses on artistic production in the exciting and risky world of the commercial stage. What is involved in producing large-scale, live commercial entertainment?  From music festivals to theater spectaculars, from the financial disaster of Spiderman to the blockbuster success of Hamiltonthis course provides an overview of commercial entertainment fundamentals through case studies, engagement with guests from the entertainment industry, and examination of the business of show business; designed for those interested in arts, business and producing. *This class may NOT be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

FA 368 Cultural Policy/Participation

When: Tuesdays  2 p.m.-5 PM

Where: SRH 3.314 

Taught by Professor Francie Ostrower, this course examines governmental and private policies, and structures that impact cultural production and participation. The class also considers rationales for and against public support for culture, how policies have both promoted and impeded cultural producers and consumers, advocacy efforts by organizations in the cultural sector, and relations between governmentalpolicy and private initiative. May be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management in Administration. 

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, or consent of instructor.

TD 354T Producing and Organizational Leadership

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Where: WIN 1.164

Taught by professor Rusty Cloyes, this class combines the history, theory, principles and practices of management of arts and culture organizations with a broader study of questions of leadership. Students in this course apply study to project-based learning and a focus on writing and presentation skills to prepare for careers as future organizational leaders and managers. *This class may NOT be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

FA 140 and FA 340 Internship Courses

Taught by Karen Munnelly, the Director of Professional Programs for the College of Fine Arts, these courses offer students curricular support with their work in a prominent arts and culture organization. Students must have secured in an internship in order to enroll in either course. FA 140 requires 50 hours of internship work, and FA 340 requires 150 hours of internship work. Both classes have online and in-person components. FA 340 may be counted toward the transcripted minor in Arts Management and Administration.

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