Course Title: Arts Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Arts Management

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PERF1025

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

PERF1025

City Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Prof. David Forrest

Course Coordinator Phone: 99253578

Course Coordinator Email: david.forrest@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 24.2.2

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requistites


Course Description

The course will examine key aspects of national and international arts management with particular reference to arts organisations in a cross-cultural context. This will entail a consideration of current practices in Australia and overseas with respect to economic, political and socio-cultural factors. You will be introduced to issues relating to: resource and fiscal management; fund raising; policy development and implementation; entrepreneurship; and marketing and communication. 

 

For working on the international arts management area – and increasingly in the national arts management area – each person needs to be attuned to cross-cultural issues and ideas that will impact on their work.  This course will open channels of understanding of how and why cultures might be different and how arts managers might understand and engage most beneficially in this arena.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Discuss significant issues affecting arts management, with particular reference to the management of arts companies.
2. Identify and analyse the problems and possibilities associated with fiscal management.
3. Review, research and write about arts organisations across cultures


Upon successful completion of this course you will be be able to:
1. discuss significant issues affecting arts management, with particular reference to the management of arts companies.
2. identify and analyse the problems and possibilities associated with fiscal management.
3. Review, research and write about arts organisations across cultures
 


Overview of Learning Activities

Face to face seminars, presentations by industry professionals and student presentations and discussion.

This course aims to provide you with an opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of
• Key concepts relating to arts administration /management
• Issues affecting arts management
• Work in the arts industry
• Employment practices in the arts industry.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Chong, D. (2009). Arts Management. New York: Routledge.

DuBrin, A. J. (2000). Essentials of management. London: South-Western College Publishing.

Pick, J. & Anderton, M. (1996). Arts administration. London: Spon.

Radbourne, J.J., Fraser, M. (1996). Arts management: a practical guide. St. Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.

Robertson, I. (2016). Understanding art markets: Inside the world of art and business. New York: Routledge.

Tonks, A. (2016). The A-Z of Arts Management. Prahan: TUP.

Williams, C. (2000). Management. London: South-Western College Publishing.


 


Overview of Assessment

1. Questionnaire: Length: 250 words (1 page)

Due: 25 July

 

2. Comment on Selected Article:

Length: 750 words (3 pages)

Due: 8 August

 

3. Annual Plan:

Length: 1000 words (4 pages)

Due: 5 September

 

4. Research Paper Proposal:

Length: 500 words (2 pages, excluding references)

Due: Friday 29 September

 

5. Research Paper:

Length: 4,000 words (16 pages, excluding title page and references)

Due: 31 October