Arts Administration

MB-215
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
LENG-106 or native English speaker
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Fall Only
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

This course provides a fundamental overview of the management functions of nonprofit performing arts organizations, including those involving music, theater, and dance. Students investigate real-world successes and challenges of nonprofits and discover what sets them apart from the for-profit sector. While examining the design and function of the nonprofit arts ecosystem, students learn why nonprofit organizations exist, how they are created, whom they serve, how they are structured and managed, and how they are funded. Topics include: organizational identity, purpose, leadership, structure and management, marketing, fundraising, budgeting, programming, community engagement, governance, and evaluation, in the form of case studies of nonprofit arts organizations. 

Department: 
MBUS
Course chair: 
Don Gorder