ASSOCIATE OF ARTS2019 - 2020
ARTS MANAGEMENT
Award: Associate of Arts
No. of credits required: 
60
For more information: Contact Ben Fisler, 443-412-2644, bfisler@harford.edu; or Advising, Career and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Harford Community College’s Associate of Arts in Arts Management provides a liberal education in the arts and in business management, preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution and/or for careers in management of various arts industries. Students may choose concentrations in art and design, mass communications, music, or theatre.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon completion of the Arts Management AA degree program, students will be able to:
  1. Develop collaborative relationships with artists, business, patrons, and the general public.
  2. Identify the role of a specific form of art within public and private industry.
  3. Support artists as entertainers and cultural agents, and advocate for the place of the arts in the community.
  4. Demonstrate organizational theory, management techniques, and operating systems for visual and performing arts entities.
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
(Select one concentration, 21 credits)
Art and Design
ART 101Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 107Fundamentals of 3-D Design 3
ART 120Digital Foundations I 3
PHOT 131Digital Photography I 3
ART 202 History of Art-Renaissance to Modern 3
Choose two of the following:
ART 108Digital Media Culture **
or
ART 201 History of Art-Ancient and Medieval **
or
ART 239Asian Art and Culture **
or
ART 240Modern Art and Culture **
or
PHOT 209The History of Photography **3
**Choose two courses to complete.
Mass Communications/Journalism
MC 101Introduction to Electronic Media 3
MC 102Audio Production 3
MC 103Television Studio Production 3
MC 104Electronic Media Performance 3
MC 206History of Film 3
BA 104Advertising and Sales Promotion 3
ART 108Digital Media Culture
or
MC 210Introduction to Social Media 3
Music
MUS 103Music Theory I 4
MUS 104Music Theory II 4
MUS 201The Art of Listening I 3
MUS 202The Art of Listening II 3
MUS 127-179 2 credits
MUS 105-121 2 credits
Choose one of the following:
MUS 216World Music
or
MUS 222Popular Music of the United States
or
MUS 223Listening to Jazz 3
Theatre
THEA 101Introduction to Theatre 3
ART 108Digital Media Culture 3
THEA 106Script Analysis: From Page to Stage 3
Choose four of the following:
THEA 102Acting I ***
or
THEA 103Acting II ***
or
THEA 104Stagecraft I ***
or
THEA 105Stagecraft II ***
or
THEA 201Fundamentals of Play Directing ***
or
THEA 204Costuming ***
or
THEA 221Vocal Performance for the Stage ***
or
THEA 222Movement for the Actor ***
or
THEA 223Makeup for the Performer ***3
***Choose four courses to complete.

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Statistics from the United States Department of Labor suggest that the demand for arts management professionals is strong, based on the growth of a wide body of related fields. A variety of professional positions are available to those prepared for arts management including: artistic director, education coordinator, development/grants specialist, facilities manager, and curator. The job placement rate for arts management majors has been historically high, with many programs claiming 90-100% employment for new graduates.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
BA 101Introduction to Business 3
ENG 101English Composition 3
PSY 101General Psychology 3
ARTM 101Arts Management Seminar I 3
Physical Education Elective 1
Arts Concentration3
 Semester Total16
   
Second Semester Credits
ACCT 101Accounting Principles I  3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
Mathematics Elective 3
Arts Concentration 6
 Semester Total16
   
Third Semester   Credits
BA 109Principles of Management 3
VPA 201Visual and Performing Arts Survey  (D)3
Biological/Physical Science Elective 3
Arts Concentration6
 Semester Total15
   
Fourth Semester Credits
BA 203Principles of Marketing 3
ARTM 201Arts Management Seminar II 1
Behavioral/Social Science Elective *3
Arts Concentration 6
 Semester Total13
   
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
  Behavioral/Social Science  Arts/Humanities
  Biological/Physical Science  English Composition
  Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues  Mathematics
  Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
TO SATISFY THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course . It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit , , course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.