Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Management

The BFA in Arts Management program offers a balanced approach to technical training in the arts and knowledge and skills in business and management. All students are required to complete a minimum number of technique-based courses in at least one art form, as well as courses that provide in-depth understanding of the artistic expression. These components provide a solid foundation in the arts and give students a grounded, practical understanding of arts on top of which their business and managerial training can be applied. In keeping with the College’s educational features, the program incorporates the development of real-world, professional expertise through required courses for internship, projects and/or practicum.  

The program will also enrich the experience of existing BFA in Dance students, by offering a wider range of courses related to their field of study, as well as the opportunity to interact and collaborate with students pursuing related arts careers.

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Arts Management program at FTC Middletown seeks to produce students who have fundamental knowledge of arts management, adequate proficiency in one arts specialization (performing arts or fine arts), as well as a clear understanding of art aesthetics, leadership, and their impact on society.

Program Objectives

  • To provide students with an in-depth understanding of and adequate proficiency in the art specialty of the student’s choice and to develop within students an appreciation of the art’s role in humanity’s history, cultures and societal traditions and values.
  • To enable students to develop a solid foundation in management theory and methods with applications to the arts field, as well as critical thinking skills for lifelong learning.
  • To equip students with the ability to apply their knowledge and techniques, leadership, and communication skills to real-world arts management in a professional, ethical, and moral manner.

Program Concentrations

A student may choose either performing arts or fine arts as their art specialty. Students choosing performing arts will study fundamental techniques in dance or music as well as related history and theory. Graduates from this concentration seek career in performing arts organizations or similar settings.

Students choosing fine arts will study fundamental techniques in drawing and painting as well as related history and theory. Graduates from this concentration seek careers as practicing artists, art entrepreneurs, or in museum, galleries and so on.

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum for the BFA in Arts Management is a 121-semester credit program with three main components: major requirements, general education core, and free electives.

Curriculum Structure for BFA in Arts Management

AreaCreditsQualifying LAS Credits
Major Requirements799-17
 Management Core270
 Major Electives180-6
 Concentration courses, one of30 
  Performing Arts300
      History/Theory/Literature149
     Techniques/Practices160
  Fine Arts30 
      History/Theory/Literature1311
     Techniques/Composition170
 Senior Synthesis and Career Development40
General Education Cores 3633-36
 Humanities 99
 Arts and Aesthetics 5*  
 Values and Ethics 33
 Writing and Rhetoric 99
 Quantitative Reasoning 33
 Natural Sciences 4*  
 Social Sciences 33
 Foreign Language 66
 Health and Wellness 30-3
Electives60-9
Total Required Credits for Graduation 121>=42

* Satisfied through major

Graduation Requirements

The academic requirements for graduation from the BFA in Arts Management program are the successful completion of the curriculum with a grade point average of no less than 2.0. In addition, a graduate must have taken at least 50% of all courses from FTC Middletown. Students must also complete at least 40 courses designated as “LAS” or Liberal Arts and Science in accordance with New York State regulations.

Course List

  • Major Requirements (79 Credits)

The major requirements are comprised of management core courses, major electives, and art concentration courses. Management core provides students with training on business management, marketing, finance, and accounting, as well as non-profit organization fundraising. Students can further expand their knowledge in arts and management through elective courses. Additionally, all students will choose one area of art in which they want to specialize: performing arts or fine arts.

 

Major Required Courses for BFA in Arts Management

Code

Course Title

Cr

LAS

Prerequisite(s)

Management Core (27 cr)

ACC221

Financial Accounting

3

N

None

ACC222

Managerial Accounting

3

N

ACC221

AMG335

Fund Raising for the Arts

3

N

None

AMG431

Business Plan Development

3

N

MKT201 & ACC222

BUS121 

Fundamentals of Arts Management

3

N

None

BUS213

Business Finance

3

N

ACC221

BUS331

Arts and Entertainment Law

3

N

None

MGM331

Organizational Behavior

3

N

None

MKT201

Principles of Marketing

3

N

None

Major Electives (18 cr)

Choose a minimum of 9 Cr from the following list and the rest from either the following list or any ARH, ART, DRP, DSG, DAN, DAB, MUS course(s) in upper division

AMG334

Public Relations for the Arts

3

N

None

MKT321

Digital Marketing

3

N

MKT201

CIS102

Introduction to Computing

3

N

None

ECO211

Microeconomics

3

Y

ECO101

ENG205

Writing for Media

3

N

ENG103

ENG221

Debate and Argumentation

3

Y

ENG103

HRM301

Introduction to Human Resource Management

3

N

None

BUS211

Marketing for Creative Industries

3

N

None

BUS214

Financial Market and Investment

3

N

ACC221

DAS341

Business Data Analysis

3

N

STA101

AMG351

Art Management Junior Internship

3

N

Dept. Approval

MGM432

Managing and Leading Organizations

3

N

None

Senior Synthesis and Career Development (4 cr)

Choose one of:

AMG455

Senior Project

4

N

Dept. Approval

AMG459

Arts Management Practicum

4

N

Dept. Approval

AMG469

Arts Management Internship

4

N

Dept. Approval

Concentration – Performing Arts (30 cr)

 

History/Theory/Literature

14

 

 

ARH102

Art History II

3

Y

None

LAS102

Introduction to Performing

2

N

None

DAN232

Dance Anatomy

2

Y

None

DAN242

History of Dance: East and West

2

Y

None

DAN311A

Dance Pedagogy I

2

N

None

MUS240G

History of Music

3

Y

None

 

Techniques/Practices

16

 

 

Select a minimum of 16 cr from the following courses:

DAB101R

Fundamentals of Classical Ballet I

6

N

None

DAB201R

Fundamentals of Classical Ballet II

6

N

DAB101R

DAB301R

Fundamentals of Classical Ballet III

6

N

DAB201R

DAN121R

Introduction to Repertoire of Dance

2

N

None

DAB221R

Repertory and Rehearsal I: Ballet

3

N

DAN121R

DAB312A

Choreography I: Classical Ballet

2

N

None

DAN101R

Fundamentals of Classical Chinese Dance I

6

N

None

DAN201R

Fundamentals of Classical Chinese Dance II

6

N

DAN101R

DAN301R

Fundamentals of Classical Chinese Dance III

6

N

DAN201R

DAN221R

Repertory and Rehearsal I: Classical Chinese Dance

2

N

DAN121R

DAN312A

Choreography I: Classical Chinese Dance

2

N

None

DAN132

Modern Dance

2

N

Instructor approval

MUS102

Keyboard Skills

2

N

None

MUS202

Advanced Keyboard Skills

2

N

MUS102

Concentration – Fine Arts (30 cr)

 

History/Theory/Literature

13

 

 

ARH101

Art History I

3

Y

None

ARH102

Art History II

3

Y

None

ARH131

History of Graphic Design

3

Y

None

ART111

Visual Literacy I

2

Y

None

DSG215

Design with Color

2

N

None

 

Techniques/Composition

17

 

 

Select a minimum of 17 cr from the following courses:

ART101A

Perspective A

2

N

None

ART101B

Perspective B

2

N

ART101A

ART103

Introduction to Sculpture

2

N

None

ART107

Dynamic Composition

2

N

None

ART105

Photography

2

N

None

Or select any DRP### and/or DSG### courses from FAD curriculum

Total Major Requirements

79

 

 

  • General Education Courses (36 credits)

Students must complete the College-wide General Education requirements. The GE program is 45 credits. For BFA in Arts Management students, 9 of these GE required credits are satisfied through their major courses.

 

  • Free Electives (6 credits)

Students are free to choose 6 credits from any college level courses offered by the College.

Minors:

The Department of Art also offers minor in arts management for students pursuing majors in other departments.

Courses for Minor in Arts Management (18 cr)

Code

Course Title

Cr

Prerequisite(s)

Core Requirements (15 cr)

15

 

BUS121 

Fundamentals of Arts Management

3

None

ACC221

Financial Accounting

3

None

MKT201

Principles of Marketing

3

None

ECO101

Principles of Economics

3

None

BUS213

Business Finance

3

ACC221

Select at least 3 cr from the following courses:

BUS211

Marketing for Creative Industries

3

None

BUS312

Digital Marketing for Artists

3

None

AMG335

Fund Raising for the Arts

3

None

AMG334

Public Relations for the Arts

3

None

MGM331

Organizational Behavior

3

None

HRM301

Introduction to Human Resource Management

3

None

MGM432

Managing and Leading Organizations

3

Junior standing

BUS331

Arts and Entertainment Law

3

None

ECO211

Microeconomics

3

ECO101

ACC222

Managerial Accounting

3

ACC221

DAS341

Business Data Analysis

3

STA101

AMG431

Business Plan Development

3

MKT201 & ACC222