The Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Entertainment Management
Arts and Entertainment Management puts you on the cutting edge of culture. Talented arts and entertainment professionals are part of the synergy that creates and presents new art, benefits audiences around the world, brings life to communities, and assures a solid foundation for arts and entertainment organizations to succeed. Students who major in Arts and Entertainment Management have a passion for the arts, a focus on the creative artist and audience, and a strong commitment to helping arts and entertainment organizations fulfill their missions.
Students majoring in Arts and Entertainment Management at Dean College will take courses in three key areas:
- Arts and Entertainment Management and Business: with an emphasis on vision, creativity, problem solving and planning, globalization, and technology, students understand the modern challenges behind the scenes at contemporary arts and entertainment operations and learn to guide an organization to a more secure future from the facility to finances, event production to marketing, human resources to legal issues.
- Concentrations in Multidisciplinary, Performing Arts, or Media Arts: for students interested in: performing arts; media, communications, and film; foundations and other arts service organizations; advocacy and policy-making organizations; historical and preservation associations; literary and publishing operations; music; and visual arts.
- Liberal Arts: humanities, social science, natural science, and math courses designed to prepare arts and entertainment managers not only for their career, but also to be full participants in today's complex global society.
Arts and Entertainment Management majors at Dean will also complete one semester-long internship for a hands-on learning experience. Potential internship sites include:
- The Providence Performing Arts Center
- Trinity Repertory Company
- New Repertory Theatre
- Boston Ballet
- The Orpheum Theatre
- Fox 25 News
- Massachusetts Film Office
- Celebrity Series of Boston
- Massachusetts Cultural Council
- Danforth Museum
Professional arts and entertainment managers directly contribute to the continued vitality of modern culture. People with degrees in Arts and Entertainment Management work as business managers, event producers, fund-raisers, promoters, and advocates. They provide arts and entertainment outreach to schools and communities.
Basically, they make the Arts happen.
Through the course of study in the Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Entertainment Management, students will be provided an opportunity to learn how to:
• understand the occupations, roles, responsibilities, professional bodies, business ethics, and legal responsibilities within the nonprofit and for-profit arts and entertainment industry.
• discuss and advocate contemporary issues in the arts and entertainment world based on an articulated personal philosophy about the role of arts and entertainment in society.
• effectively evaluate and understand the functions of planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling within an arts or entertainment organization.
• identify, interpret, and analyze accounting and financial information for nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
• develop strategies to expand or improve operations.
• demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement effective marketing and fund-raising plans.
• write a variety of persuasive and informational business and journalistic documents.
• identify and appreciate the issues and interests involved on all sides in negotiations, contracts, and agreements.