Minor

Photo provided by LEAP Online Master's Student Jen Ferry
Photo provided by LEAP Online Master's Student Jen Ferry

VALUE OF A MINOR AT THE LEAP INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS

The Minor in Arts Leadership and Administration at Colorado State University offers arts-based management skills to students of all majors that are passionate about the arts. We help students create careers in the creative industry that sustain and advocate for all genres of the arts. Arts managers are the foundation upon which art is created and we believe that the skills we teach our students will support current and future artists and art organizations far into the future.

A Minor in Arts Management also offers college credit for semester-long internships hosted by local, regional, and national arts organizations. Our students have interned at Crested Butte Film Festival, Denver Art Museum, Museum of Art in Fort Collins, New West Fest, among many others.

DECLARE A MINOR

JANICE McFADDEN
970-491-3746
Janice.mcfadden@colostate.edu
University Center for the Arts, room 120A

BRANDING

GRANT WRITING

<strong>BUS 690A Contemporary Issues: Business</strong> Current issues in business, featuring business and community leaders.

TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARTS

CREATING AN ARTS CAREER

ARTS ADVOCACY

<strong>MGT 340 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship:</strong><br> Concepts of entrepreneurship and role of entrepreneurs in the economy.

<strong>MGT 420 New Venture Creation: </strong><br>Entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial process. Growth of an independent business.

ARTS POLICY

<strong>CIS 600 Information Technology and Project Management</strong>

Course Description: Strategic role in and management of information technology and software development projects.

OUTREACH

ACCOUNTING

ARTS MARKETING

EVENT MANAGEMENT

FUNDRAISING

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Through the minor, you will enhance your major by learning within an arts-based curriculum that teaches you leadership skills:

RECOMMENDED MAJOR PAIRINGS

A minor in Arts Leadership and Administration complements many majors at CSU. There is no limit to what works with this degree program, but we feel that the following majors pair well with a minor in Arts Leadership and Administration. Come by and speak with our Program Advisor about how a minor in Arts Managment will work with your major.

  • BA in Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Business – management concentration
  • Business – marketing concentration
  • Journalism and media communications
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Economics
  • Music Performance
  • BA in Music
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Design and Technology
  • General Theatre
  • BA in Dance
  • Art (all concentrations)
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CURRICULUM

Our classes are designed to provide arts management training for the undergraduate student. Our students learn leadership, business and entrepreneurial skills in the arts, competitive skills in the 21st century job market, and arts advocacy. We believe that these classes will cultivate an audience for the present and future of the arts. We provide real-world experience in partnership with arts organizations, a learning environment that allows for creative thinking and entrepreneurial skills that may lead to new collaborations in the arts and entertainment industries. Through this minor, students will prepare themselves for career paths in creative industries and redefine what success in an arts career looks like for them.

LEAP 200   Advocacy in the Visual and Performing Arts     3 credits, AUCC- 3C
The importance of the role of advocacy for the arts, issues of censorship, public funding, arts education, and artists’ advocacy through the arts

LEAP 220   Technology and the Arts in the 21st Century      3 credits
Utilizing technology to better serve arts creation, arts marketing and promotion.

LEAP 300   Arts Outreach and Community     3 credits
Research, development and production of arts outreach projects; team projects for community engagement.

LEAP 310   Creating and Managing a Career in the Arts     3 credits
Training artists to create careers as entrepreneurs through self-promotion, career development, media, networking, and fiscal awareness/understanding.

LEAP 487/492   Internship and Internship Seminar     3 credits
Field internship at local, regional or national arts organization and accompanying seminar on campus

ECON 101   Economics of Social Issues     3 credits
Economic analysis of poverty, crime, education, and other social issues. Basics of macro, micro, and political economy

ACT 205   Fundamentals of Accounting      3 credits
Understanding of financial statements to support financial and managerial decision making.

MGT 340   Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship        3 credits
Concepts of entrepreneurship and role of entrepreneurs in the economy.

Program Total = 24 credits