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Arts Management (BA) Learning Outcomes

College-Wide Goals & Objectives

This section explains how the Arts Management Major meets the overarching objectives at Chatham University.

  1. Information Literacy

    1. Students must effectively locate and gather information for research and media-related and management analysis through a variety of information media.
    2. Students must be able to properly evaluate the quality of the information and its sources.
    3. Students must utilize their knowledge gathered from various media and management sources to render well-communicated, designed and conceptualized projects and/or research papers in response to their contextual analysis.
  2. Critical Reading

    1. Students must evaluate theories related to critical visual studies and management through a combination of written and online texts, hand-outs, journal articles, and in-class lectures, conversations and demonstrations.
    2. Students must assess the quality of gathered and presented information as well as its sources.
  3. Analytical Thinking

    1. Students must critically investigate and respond to the work of other media artists, art historians, filmmakers, musicians and business theorists as well as the work of their peers during critique sessions.
    2. Students must look for multidisciplinary relationships between arts, management and other fields of research, examining the role of the artist/musician/art historian and manager within a broader social context.
    3. Students must exhibit a critical understanding of related technical concerns, representational issues, aesthetic practices, management ideas and concepts through original projects and/or papers.
  4. Problem Solving

    1. Students must transform critical and analytical research into well-conceptualized projects and informed responses.
    2. Students must be able to move from concept to project actualization.
    3. Students must have a strong understanding of technique, the technical and critical thinking in order to properly troubleshoot and solve issues related to a project.
  5. Public Written Communication

    1. Students must communicate clearly by writing research or response papers of various lengths, which support coursework requirements.
    2. Students must communicate their conceptual and creative concepts clearly in written project statements.
    3. Students must formulate a point of view and be able to defend it within the written format.
  6. Public Oral Communication

    1. Students must communicate ideas clearly in oral presentations.
    2. Students must actively participate in classroom discussions and group critique sessions.
    3. Students must formulate a point of view and be able to defend it orally.

Program-Specific Goals & Objectives

This section explains the discipline-specific goals and objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in the Arts Management program.

  1. Content

    1. Ascribe meaning to the visual elements, in all their guises and combinations.
    2. Describe the inherent properties of the principal artistic media.
    3. Recognize historic styles, their sequence, and the cultural forces that shaped them.
    4. Identify business opportunities within the art world.
    5. Plan, organize, lead, and control the use of resources to accomplish performance goals in organizations.
    6. Apply principles of group and individual dynamics through effective membership in a team + Leadership.
    7. Identify issues and problems in human resource management and develop a human resource management plan.
  2. Critical Thinking

    1. Students must critically analyze works of art or written materials within the contemporary discourse of the sub-disciplines: studio art, art history, music, media arts and management.
    2. Students must develop a personal conceptual framework for evaluating the relevance of a work, whether visual, aural or verbal, to its larger cultural, social, or historic context.
    3. Students must conduct research by selecting and managing both traditional and non-traditional resources to inform decisions.
    4. Students must identify business problems, frameworks for their solution and use appropriate problem solving techniques for business problems.
  3. Communication

    1. Students must convey a complex idea effectively through visual means.
    2. Students must verbally communicate a complex idea in spoken or written form.
    3. Students must employ professional communication conventions, when it is appropriate to do so.
    4. Students must communicate effectively in writing, create and deliver effective oral presentations, and contribute effectively to group discussions.
  4. Integrity/Values

    1. Students must treat shared tools, work areas, exhibit spaces, and other resources with respect.
    2. Students must evaluate the work and opinions of fellow students with honesty and respect.
    3. Students must exercise academic integrity in all forms.
    4. Students must articulate ethical issues that occur in business, evaluate alternative courses of action, and evaluate the implications of those actions.
  5. Program Management

    1. Students must produce a cohesive body of work built upon sound professional practices in the field of choice: studio art, music, media arts, art history, and business management.
    2. Students must develop and execute projects that take into account resources and timetables.
    3. Students must collaborate with peers or professionals, whenever required for the successful completion of a project.
    4. Students must plan projects, work in team settings, and deliver project outcomes on time.
    5. Students must add diversity and understand the global context of Arts Management.