BARUCH COLLEGE M.A. PROGRAM IN ARTS ADMINISTATION: A SUGGESTED CURRICULUM

The 36 credit M.A. Program in Arts Administration consists of a core curriculum of eight courses and four electives.  The schedule below envisions a full-time commitment; however, a similar progression of courses is recommended for students who will be studying part-time. 

The eight courses that make up our core curriculum develop our students’ competencies across areas essential to future leaders in the arts administration field.  Wide-ranging elective options including many in the renowned Zicklin School of Business and Marxe School of Public and International Affairs round out the program curriculum. 

Course codes:
FPA – Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
PAF – Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

ACC, FIN, LAW, MGT and MKT – Zicklin School of Business

1ST SEMESTER

FPA 9100  Arts, Culture & the Civic Environment
PAF 9120 Public and Non-profit Management
PAF 9140  Budgeting & Financial Analysis
Elective

2ND SEMESTER

FPA 9130 Managing in Arts Environments
FPA 9140 Marketing the Arts
FPA 9170 Professional Internship in Arts Administration (students with substantial experience in arts organizations may ask that this be waived)
Elective

3RD SEMESTER

PAF 9152 Fund Raising & Grants Administration in Not-for-Profits & Voluntary Organizations
Elective
Elective

4TH SEMESTER

FPA 9180 Professional Consultancy/Thesis in Arts Administration

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES

In order to develop a specialty or acquire additional skills in a particular area, students may choose up to four electives from the following lists.  Under special circumstances, independent study courses may also serve as electives.

In the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences:

FPA 9120    Development and Management of Arts Education Programs
FPA 9150    Advanced Resource Development Practicum for the Arts
FPA 9155    Touring and Presenting the Arts
FPA 9190    Cultural Policy and the Arts
FPA 9197    Special Topics in Museum and Gallery Management
FPA 9198    Special Topics in Music Management
FPA 9199    Special Topics in Theatre/Dance Management


In the Zicklin School of Business:

FIN 9770   Corporate Finance 
MGT 9960  Entrepreneurial Strategies and Cases
MGT 9963  Researching and Developing Entrepreneurial Ventures
MGT 9964  Managing the Entrepreneurial Enterprise
MGT 9965  Boards, Governance and Leadership within Entrepreneurial, Family, and Social Enterprises
MKT 9701  Advertising and Marketing Communication
LAW 9107  Law of Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property
LAW 9109  Law and the Entertainment Business


In the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs:

PAF 9150   Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
PAF 9151   Administration of the Nonprofit Sector and Voluntary Agencies
PAF 9153   Budgeting and Finance for Nonprofits
PAF 9157   Introduction to Philanthropy
PAF 9180  Policy Analysis
PAF 9183   International Nonprofit Organizations

For more information:
Cathy Levkulic - Cathy.Levkulic@baruch.cuny.edu

The City University of New York