Entertainment & Arts Management

Courses

EAM 130 Overview of Entertainment and Arts Management 3.0 Credits

Students acquire an understanding of the profit and non-profit organization within a social and governmental context. Of primary focus are the arts organization as an entity, how they are organized and the impact and place they have within the community.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM.

EAM 200 Introduction to the Music Industry 3.0 Credits

This course offers an introduction to four key areas of the music business - The recording industry, entertainment contracts, publishing, touring and concert production. Students will be taught by experts in each topic.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM.

EAM 211 Strategic Management for Entertainment and Arts Management 3.0 Credits

Explores the concepts of planning and evaluation as it relates to the arts. Instruction will focus on the development of business plans, including research, organization, competition, marketing, staffing, and financial issues (i.e. budgets, etc.). Students present and defend the elements of their plans. Other topics discussed will be leadership skills decision-making, and managing change.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore .

EAM 261 Copyrights and Trademarks 3.0 Credits

This is the introductory law course for EAM managers and discusses topics relating to copyrights, intellectual property rights, and royalties.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 270 Audience Development for Arts 3.0 Credits

This course emphasizes the usefulness and application of marketing theories and concepts to develop audiences and promotes the arts as a valuable social sector, with a focus on marketing planning and strategy development. Focus is placed on marketing research, analysis, planning, strategy development, and development of marketing plans.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 211 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 301 Gallery and Collection Management 3.0 Credits

Discusses the professional operation of museums and commercial art galleries including advocacy, legal, administration, curatorial, exhibition, and public issues by examining the questions: What are the challenges of managing a museum's collection including acquisition policies, insurance, conservation and storage of art? What resources are needed to manage a gallery?.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 211 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 302 Exhibition Design 3.0 Credits

Discuss key issues in exhibition presentation including visual design elements, accessibility, and approachable presentation strategies. This course also explores theoretical and ethical issues related to museums, art collecting, cultural patrimony, curatorial authority, and diversity.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 301 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 312 Introduction to Fund Development for the Arts 3.0 Credits

Course provides an overview of basic fund-raising techniques for non-profit arts organizations. Strategies for raising funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government funding sources are reviewed and analyzed. Methodologies for developing a complete fund-raising plan are studied.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM.
Prerequisites: EAM 130 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 313 Volunteer and Board Management 3.0 Credits

This course continues the work of EAM 312- Intro to Fund Development for the Arts. It will build on that course by focusing on the area of volunteers for nonprofit organizations. Content will examine the board of directors and other volunteers in relation to governing, managing, operating a nonprofit arts entity.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM.
Prerequisites: EAM 312 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 321 Box Office and Venue Management 3.0 Credits

Focuses on the operational management tasks. Students explore the marketing and promotional component of box office management, the use of technology and ticket sales, and managing people.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 211 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 322 Performing Arts Touring and Promotion 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of organizing performing arts tours and events by discussing administrative and management responsibilities of touring including booking, logistics, staffing, promotion and decision making.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior.

EAM 340 Artist Representation and Management 3.0 Credits

This course teaches EAM students who will be representing or managing artists, or will be working with agents or artist managers, the nature of those jobs and the challenges of successfully working with talent to promote and monetize their careers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM and classification is Junior or Senior.

EAM 350 Arts, Culture and Society 3.0 Credits

Examines the role of arts¿ impact on society, exploring key cultural policy issues including community standards and censorship, and different approaches to funding. Readings, films, discussions and projects explore questions as the social functions of the arts, the use of art for advocacy and patronage over the world.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

EAM 361 Law for Entertainment and Arts Management Managers 3.0 Credits

Examines the relationship between the arts and law, including contracts, license fees, labor-management agreements, liability, immigration law, use fees, first amendment issues, and the formation of partnerships and corporations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 261 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 365 Media and Entertainment Business 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on media networks and other major players in the media and entertainment business, examining their interdependence, and discussing major trends and tendencies on the market and their impact on the art and entertainment field.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EAM 391 [WI] Promotion, Press and Publicity 3.0 Credits

This course addresses media positioning and addresses relationship development, press releases, PSA's, CD promotional development and other methods for promoting arts and entertainment. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EAM 399 Independent Study in Entertainment and Arts Management 12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in entertainment and arts management in a specialized area of study. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

EAM 401 Writing for Arts Managers 3.0 Credits

Focuses on non-marketing writing, with a significant portion of the class focusing on the development and writing of proposals seeking funding for arts organizations. The course covers in-depth the standard elements of a complete professionally prepared proposal, as well as exposing students to alternate formats.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]) and EAM 312 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 461 Entertainment Publishing 3.0 Credits

A detailed look at the publishing industry, including history and economics of publishing. Industry segments to be covered include books, periodicals and new media. Topics include developer/publisher issues, laws, industry operating characteristics, distribution and industry trends.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 361 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 465 Special Topics in Entertainment and Arts Management 1.0-3.0 Credit

Provides study in entertainment and arts management on a special topic. This course may be a lecture or laboratory course. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 15 credits

EAM 471 Fine Arts Market Development 3.0 Credits

Examines the dynamics of the commercial visual arts market, including international auction houses such as Sotheby's and major private collectors. Answers questions like: How is the market value (price) of art works determined?.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 301 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 472 Trends in Visual Arts 3.0 Credits

Exploration of recent developments in the visual arts in the US and abroad. Includes the reviewing of major visual arts exhibitions and emerging artists and artistic trends within the decade. Field trips to area galleries and art museums are included.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EAM 471 [Min Grade: D]

EAM 491 Entertainment and Arts Management Senior Project 1.0 Credit

Senior Project is a thesis course on a topic of the student's choice over the three quarters of senior year in close cooperation with a faculty advisor. The student will present their final product to a jury in their final quarter of senior year.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 3 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EAM and classification is Senior.

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