Arts Management

The Concentration in Arts Management is a collaboration between several arts departments in Emory College and the Goizueta Business School BBA Program. Participation is limited to rising junior and eligible rising senior BBA students and students of select arts majors in the College.

This concentration provides knowledge, competencies and experiences for BA and BBA students interested in pursuing administrative and management careers in the performing arts. BBA students who complete this concentration focus on the history, politics and practice of the arts field of their choice within the college. BA students compliment their understanding of their arts field with classes in the Business School.

Courses offer academic perspectives, experiential opportunities and real-world experience through internships and field studies. Students who complete the concentration acquire grounding in the basic principles of business practices including management, marketing, finances, fundraising, philanthropy and ethics.

Requirements for Concentration

JUNIOR YEAR CORE REQUIREMENTS

Arts Core for BBA Students

Theater Focus

  • TS 216 – Theater History II

and one of:

  • TS 210 – Reading for Performance
  • TS 230 – Principles of Design
  • TS 240 – Arts Administration
  • TS 250 – Directing I (prerequisites: Theater 120, or a 200-level acing course, or permission of instructor)

Music Focus

  • MUS 114 – Introductory Theory & Composition

and

  • one Music elective from the list below

Dance Focus

  • DANC 299 – Introduction to Dance

and a one (1) credit studio dance class from the list below

  • DANC 150R – Movement Improvisation (highly recommended)
  • DANC 123R, 223R, 323R, 423R – Modern Technique courses (highly recommended)
  • DANC 124R, 224R, 324R – Jazz Technique courses
  • DANC 121R, 221R, 321R, 421R – Modern Technique courses

Art History Focus

  • ARTHIST 101 – Art/Architecture: Prehistory to Renaissance
  • ARTHIST 102 – Art/Architecture: Renaissance to Present

Business Core for Art History, Theater, Dance and Music students

Two of the following three BBA Core Classes:

  • BUS 220 – Finance for Non-Business Students
  • BUS 330 – Principles of Organization and Management
  • BUS 340 – Marketing

SENIOR YEAR CAPSTONE COURSE

All students (Arts majors and BBA Students) must participate in the Senior year capstone course.

  • ECS 491 – Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Effectiveness

JUNIOR OR SENIOR YEAR ELECTIVE COURSES

Two electives must be completed from the following list. At least one of these electives must be in the program that is not the student's own school of enrollment. Students may not count core classes in their own program as electives towards the concentration. Note that many courses require core classes as prerequisites. Consult advisors or the course catalog for complete information.

All students are strongly encouraged to take TS240, Arts Administration.

Concentration electives offered through the BBA Program

  • BUS 321 – Finance and Economics of the Film Industry
  • BUS 331 – Strategic Management (open to only those who have taken 330)
  • BUS 332 – Business and Society
  • BUS 336 – Non-Profit Consulting
  • BUS 431 – Social Enterprise
  • BUS 432 – Negotiations
  • BUS 342 – Market Intelligence
  • BUS 349 – Entertainment Media and Sports Marketing
  • BUS 440 – Non-Profit Marketing
  • BUS 441 – Ideation
  • BUS 446 – Integrated Marketing Communications
  • BUS 352 – Project Management and Collaboration
  • BUS 450 – Foundations of Digital Enterprises and Markets

Concentration electives offered through the Theater Department

  • TS 221 – Scene Work
  • TS 222 – Speeches and Monologues
  • TS 224 – Movement for the Actor
  • TS 230 – Principles of Design
  • TS 240 – Arts Administration (All Arts Management students are STRONGLY encouraged to take this class.)
  • TS 250 – Directing I
  • TS 260R – Ensemble
  • TS 313 – History of American Drama
  • TS 317R – Studies in a Major Figure
  • TS 350 – Directing II
  • TS 365 – Modern Drama
  • TS 366 – Contemporary Drama
  • TS 370 – Creating New Work

Concentration electives offered through the Music Department

  • MUS 204WR – Music Cultures of the World
  • MUS 206WR – Musical Transformations of Asia
  • MUS 211 – Tango Music and Dance (permission of the instructor required)
  • MUS 215 – Jazz: Its Evolution & Essence
  • MUS 251 – Influences Among the Arts
  • MUS 280 – Early Music Explorations
  • MUS 281 – Baroque Music
  • MUS 282 – Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
  • MUS 283 – 19th-Century Music
  • MUS 284 – Music and Contemporary Society
  • MUS 303 – Black Music: Culture, Commerce, and the Racial Imagination
  • MUS 304 – Music & Cultural Revolution in the 1960s
  • MUS 306 – Music of the Harlem Renaissance
  • MUS 307 – Bebop and Beyond
  • MUS 347 - Elec Music/Midi Technology
  • MUS 366 – Beyond Orientalism
  • MUS 371 – East Asian Musical Cultures
  • MUS 372 – Chinese Music and Culture
  • MUS 375 – Soundscapes of the Silk Road
  • MUS 433 – Music of India

Concentration electives offered through the Dance Program

  • DANC 220 – History of Western Concert Dance (by permission of the instructor)
  • DANC 230 – Principles of Design
  • DANC 240 – Dance Literacy
  • DANC 329 – Contemporary Issues in Dance

Concentration electives offered through the Art History Department

Students may complete any 200- or 300-level Art History course to fulfill the elective requirement.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Speakers and seminars
  • Internships
  • Field Projects