Arts Leadership Minor
The Arts Leadership minor is designed to impart a practical and theoretical foundation in the professions of the arts for students who wish (a) to broadly understand and engage the arts and cultural industry, and (b) to pursue professional careers in arts and nonprofit management, as arts producers, practitioners, and patrons, or in other related and commercial ventures. Arts Leadership students learn how arts professionals plan, develop, execute, and sustain commercial and nonprofit endeavors in the arts.
Drawing on Bucknell’s rich arts resources and professional arts centers, the program offers an overview of the skills necessary for building careers in the visual, performing, media, and literary arts, and the challenges and rewards of working in the burgeoning arts and culture sector. The minor is intended broadly for students from any major whose career trajectories may intersect with the arts, and more particularly as a supplement to traditional arts majors. The Arts Leadership minor illustrates a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity at Bucknell, incorporating historical, theoretical, and applied objectives, and including coursework and experiential opportunities in Bucknell’s arts and cultural setting.
The Arts Leadership minor is coordinated by the Bucknell Arts Council. Inquiries can be directed to the UNIV 199 Arts Leadership instructor or the University Arts Coordinator.
The minor consists of five courses, as follows (4.5–5 credits):
I. Course in the Arts (one or two courses)
Any course in the departments of Theatre & Dance, Music, Film/Media Studies, Creative Writing, or Art. Arts majors must take course(s) outside their home department.
II. MGMT 101 Introduction to Organization and Management:
Freeman College of Management students take an additional course in the arts (Category I or IV)
III. UNIV 199 Arts Leadership
This course is taught according to a common syllabus foregrounding campus arts centers, programs and events. Prerequisite: Any class in Theatre & Dance, Music, Film/Media, English/Creative Writing, or Studio Art, or with instructor approval.
IV. Discipline-specific course in professionalization (one or two courses)
|ARTH 103||Museums, Galleries, Curators: Working with Real Art @ Samek Museum||1|
|ARTH 260||Museums and Contemporary Curating||1|
|ENCW 212||Literary Arts Administration and Editing||1|
|ENCW 250||The Writing World||1|
|ENFS 254||Film Exhibition and Programming||1|
|MUSC 350||Studies in Music||.5-1|
|THEA 246||Scene Design||1|
|THEA 248||Theatrical Lighting Design||1|
|THEA 365||Independent Studies in Theatre||1|
|Internship or Independent Study, as approved.|
|Topics in Arts Leadership (rotating topic).|
Co-coordinators: Kelly Knox, Barry Long