Dec 04, 2020  
Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Course Catalog 2020-2021

Arts Administration and Leadership Integrative Concentration


The integrative concentration consists of a minimum of 6 full courses (or the equivalent), 2 experiential components, and a learning portfolio.

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the integrative concentration.


The Arts Administration and Leadership integrative concentration allows students to pursue curricular pathways that prepare them for administrative careers in the performing, creative, and fine arts. The course offerings expose students to the business and organizational aspects of arts management and production. Students will acquire both an intellectual and practical foundation in arts management while also exploring enrichment experiences on stage, in museums, and in other co-curricular activities available in the College and Conservatory.

For the Arts Administration and Leadership integrative concentration students must engage in the equivalent of at least eight weeks of other work related to the concentration. This can be off-campus work, in the United States or abroad, with an arts organization of some kind. Or it may be on-campus work (see below for examples of on-campus opportunities). Off-campus internships will be identified by drawing from connections to the alumni working in arts administration with the help of the Career Development Center. There will be internship opportunities for students in the Arts and Creative Professions Career Community as well as the Non-Profit Career Community. This professional experience will provide students with the knowledge to become generative citizens in the fields of arts administration.

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Students wishing to complete the AAL should consult with a member of the curricular committee, and complete the Integrative Concentration Add or Drop form. The form requires the signature of one of the co-chairs.

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Co-Chairs
Peter Slowik (String Faculty)
Erik Inglis (Art History)

Arts Administration and Leadership Integrative Concentration Course Lists


Notes:

  • If a student is enrolled in or completed a course that is not listed below, they can petition the curricular committee to apply the course toward the integrative concentration.
  • Students should be aware that some of the below listed courses have prerequisites and should plan their schedules accordingly.

Art-Related Discipline Courses


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Note: Any course in Art History or Music History can count for this requirement. The following courses may be of particular interest for students pursuing this integrative concentration.

Experiential Component


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Students must engage in the equivalent of at least eight weeks of other work related to the concentration in the form of off-campus and or on-campus work.

Students are encouraged to pursue off-campus work, in the United States or abroad, with an arts organization of some kind. On-campus work must include at least one full semester or winter term project with a demonstrated leadership role in on-campus arts-related organization.

Off-Campus Experiential Component


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Off-campus internships will be identified by drawing from connections to the alumni working in arts administration with the help of the Career Development Center. There will be internship opportunities for students in the Arts and Creative Professions Career Community as well as the Non-Profit Career Community. This professional experience will provide students with the knowledge to become generative citizens in the fields of arts administration.

Potential internships/winter terms in Cleveland, included at (but not limited to) venues such as: SPACES Gallery, Cleveland Museum of Art, Music Settlement, Cleveland Orchestra, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Potential internships/winter terms in Oberlin: Oberlin Center for the Arts (MAD Factory, FAVA, etc.)

On-Campus Experiential Component


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On-campus work must include at least one full semester or winter term project with a demonstrated leadership role in on-campus arts-related organization.

On-campus opportunities include:

  • Museum Docent Program
  • Radio Station
  • Theater Productions
  • Concert Board
  • Concert Production
  • Programming Focused Student Organizations such as Modern Music Guild, Oberlin Guitar Society, Oberlin Jazz Society, Oberlin Flute Association
  • Curatorial opportunities around campus (i.e. libraries, certain walls in the Conservatory, GalleryOC, etc.)

Learning Portfolio


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Students will also develop a learning portfolio with substantive pieces of work from each of the classes taken to fulfill the integrative concentration, as well as relevant materials from their co-curricular experience. The learning  portfolio must also include a reflection piece that explicitly connects learning outcomes in the different courses. The learning portfolio must also include a reflection piece about their learning that explicitly connects the different courses, as well as the curricular and co-curricular. This reflection will be shared with the advisor (faculty liaison) and the Conservatory and College Interdivisional Curricular Committee for the purpose of assessing student learning.