Arts Administration, B.A. Requirements

Program Director:Candice Smith Corby Office: Cushing-Martin 026 Phone: 508-565-1897csmithcorby@stonehill.edu

The major in Arts Administration requires the completion of 11 classes plus an internship and the selection of a concentration in either Museum Studies, Dance, Music, or Theatre Arts.

Students may also find that this major fits well as a double major with Art History, Business or Communication. Majoring in Arts Administration is easily combined with a Business Administration minor. Courses that could potentially fulfill requirements in the Business Administration minor have been noted below.

Complete Three Required Courses

Code Course Credits

VPH 184

Introduction to Arts Administration

Offered: Fall Semester

The course will introduce students to the many facets of arts administration in the visual and performing arts. Topics to be investigated will include: the role of arts in society; management strategies; funding venues; and legal and ethical issues in the arts.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

VPH 210

Writing for the Arts (WID)

Offered: Spring Semesters

Being an artist or a professional working within the arts requires the ability to float between the role of creator, manager, publicist and editor. This class will address the writing of resumes, grants, fundraising drives, performance programs and more. There will be regular workshops and critiques of your work.

Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

3

VPN 475

Internship in Arts Administration     (may include a full-semester Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., or international internship)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Experience in various professional fields related to Art Administration Management or discipline complementary to the work done in courses.

Prerequisite(s): VPH 184 - Introduction to Arts Administration and ( VPH 210 - Writing for the Arts (WID) or BUS 101 - First-Year Business Experience ), minimum of 3.00 GPA and permission of Internship Coordinator.
Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

Complete Three of the Following Courses

Code Course Credits

BUS 101

First-Year Business Experience     *

Offered: Fall Semester

Through structured business simulation, students are introduced to the disciplines of accounting, finance, management, marketing and international business. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, oral and written case analyses, oral presentations, teamwork current events and interaction with guest speakers. The course also includes discussions of ethical practices, historical and global issues affecting today’s organizations. Only open to First Year Students.

4

BUS 203

Financial Accounting     *

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Fundamental principles and theories of financial accounting. Emphasis placed on the understanding and use of financial statements for the corporation. Interpretation and use of financial statement information in business decisions, and a study of the system that produces this information.

Course may be applied to the Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3

BUS 333

Organizational Behavior     *

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The study of individuals and groups within the context of the organization. Topics include leadership, motivation, group processes, decision-making, workplace diversity, power, conflict and negotiation, communication, and organizational culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on relevant and important issues facing organizations today. Extensive use of teams, cases, skill-based exercises, and readings.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore Standing.
Course may be applied to the Business and Sports, Science & Society minors.

3

BUS 340

Marketing Principles

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Explores the role marketing plays within firms and within society. Describes fundamental principles and methods underlying the national and international system of providing goods and services for consumers and business users in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Studies the tasks and decisions facing marketing managers in planning, implementing, and controlling marketing programs, and the ethical implications of these decisions.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
Course may be applied to the Arts Administration major, and Business and Entrepreneurship minors.

3

BUS 357

The Roles of Not-for-Profit Organizations in America

Offered: Spring Semester

An examination of the history and function of not-for-profit organizations in the United States. Topics include the study of the distinctive nature of the not-for-profit enterprise; the different types of not-for-profits; their foundation and establishment as tax-exempt organizations; management, tax, and fund-raising issues; and current challenges facing them in fulfilling their mission. Students will have direct contact with a not-for-profit organization to illustrate the issues discussed in class.

3

IND 340

Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute

Offered: Fall Semester

The Developing Fundraising Leaders Institute (DFLI) is a program aimed at developing future nonprofit leaders. In addition to expanding students' knowledge and understanding of development, DFLI provides students with the practical skill set necessary to achieve successful and rewarding careers in, or working with, the nonprofit sector. Students who complete DFLI are exceptional candidates for internship placements at a range of nonprofits.

Prerequisite(s): By application and permission of instructor.

3

Museum Studies Concentration

Code Course Credits

VPH 181

History of Art I (History Cornerstone) (WID)

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This one-semester survey explores major developments in art and architecture from Antiquity through the 19th Century, considering historical events and ideological shifts which contributed to the stylistic changes. Trips to Boston museums enhance class content.

Fulfills the History Cornerstone and the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirements.

4

VPH 332

Museums: Past and Present

Offered: Spring Semester

This course explores the history, philosophy, and evolving practices of museum and exhibition culture. Students will study current approaches and strategies of exhibition, collection, and educational programming. Visits to regional museums and galleries will enhance class material.

3

VPH 440

Exhibitions and Collections: An Inside Look

Offered: Fall Semester

An inside look at the art world. Visits to art galleries, museums, auction houses, and corporate and private collections introduce students to a variety of art institutions and professions. Students curate an exhibition at the Cushing-Martin Gallery: they visit artists' studios to choose work; organize the exhibition; hang work in the gallery; write a catalogue and press releases; and plan a reception.

Capstone course for Art History Concentration.

3

VPH 209

History of Photography

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

History of Photography is a general survey of photographic practice from 1839 to the present. Through lectures, exhibition viewings, class discussion and student-led presentations, students will explore the aesthetic, social and conceptual underpinnings of the medium throughout the last 170 years.

3

VPH 212

Aesthetics

Offered: Spring Semester

For description, see PHL 283.

Prerequisite(s): One 100-Level Philosophy Course

3

VPH 214

The Age of Cathedrals

Offered: Fall Semester

Examines the rise of the Gothic Cathedral from its roots in the Ottonian and Romanesque periods. Great European Cathedrals like Chartres, Notre Dame, Strasbourg, Salisbury, are discussed in detail.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

VPH 215

Early Renaissance Art: Italy and the North

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Introduction to the art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Italy and the North. Students explore different types of art such as altarpieces, civic art, and court art. Artistic exchanges between Italy and the North are examined, and the role that patrons, the economy, and the military played are investigated.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

VPH 217

Early Modern Art: 1900-1945

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Some of the most profound innovations in art occurred during the first half of the Twentieth Century. In this course, students study major developments including Fauvism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Dada and Surrealism in terms of style and theory and within cultural, social and political contexts. A trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City enriches classroom curriculum.

3

VPH 218

Art Since 1945

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Major movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Super Realism, Neo-Expressionism as well as works which go beyond traditional media (earthworks, video art, performance art, digital imaging). Day trips to museums and galleries complement class material.

Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

VPH 220

From Bernini to Vermeer: Art of the Baroque

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Survey of the visual arts in Italy, France, Spain, Flanders, and Holland during the Seventeenth Century. Students consider some of the world's most evocative and emotionally stirring art that was shaped by the demands of monarchs and popes. Also explored are cultural, religious, and scientific factors which influenced changes in artistic style and technique.

3

VPH 227

Modern American Architecture

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course examines twentieth and twenty-first century architecture in America and its European roots. Through classroom instruction via digital images, readings and field trips, students will focus on issues such as function, style, technology, urbanism, and regionalism in order to understand the forces that shape modern architecture.

3

VPH 229

Topics in Non-Western Art

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Examines the traditional and contemporary arts of various non-western cultures, focusing on a particular culture each time the course is offered. Specific cultures to be studied include: Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African, and Native American.

3

VPH 230

Art and Psychology: Introduction to Art Therapy

Offered: Spring Semester

Addresses the relationship between works of art and scientific inquiry into the human mind. Students will be introduced to the history and theory of Art Therapy and investigate the creative process and its relationship to therapy. Readings, films, and experiential workshops will all be part of the course.

No artistic experience necessary.

3

VPH 314

Masters of the Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

An in-depth study of the works of these three High Renaissance artists, the evolution of their respective styles, and the environment in which they worked. Specific scholarly issues are discussed in student presentations.

3

VPH 330

Topics in European or American Art

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Investigates focused topics in American art and culture from the Colonial period to the present. The topic will change each time the course is offered. Possible areas to be explored include: The "Other" in America; Jazz Age and Depression Art and Culture; Modernist/ Postmodernist Architecture. Recommended for Art History and American Studies concentrators.

Course may be taken twice as long as topics differ. Course may be applied to the American Studies program.

3

VPH 441

Research Seminar in Art History

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Examines specific topics in Western art, applying art historical methodology and critical approaches to in-depth research with primary and secondary sources. Topic will change each time the seminar is offered. Students will produce an extensive research paper and give an oral presentation. Strongly suggested for Art History majors and minors.

Prerequisite(s): VPH 181 plus one 200 level and one 300 level art history courses.

3

Dance Concentration

Code Course Credits

VPT 220

Production and Stage Management

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

This course is designed to familiarize students with the organizational procedures involved in performing arts productions beginning with the skills needed for stage management and the coordination of artistic and technical elements. Emphasis will be given to the facilitation of the collaborative creative process.

3

VPD 186

Introduction to Dance History

Offered: Spring Semester

This course will explore the history of movement through dance from the primitive to the contemporary. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the history of dance in its social, political and theoretical contexts. Students will learn through lecture, video and readings as well as from demonstrations from guest artists.

3

VPD 257

Introduction to Dance Composition

Offered: Fall Semester

Explores the different approaches to dance choreography. The influence of music, costume and lighting suitable for choreographic purposes and dance performance will also be studied. Different dance styles will be utilized by each student to create combinations that will lend to fully composed original pieces

3

VPD 360

Dance Outreach

Offered: Spring Semester

Unique opportunity for learning, community service and exchange. Stonehill students will lead children "at risk" from the Brockton area through various movement exercises. A piece will be choreographed and performed at the end of the semester.

A background check is required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in order to participate in this class. A fee of approximately $40 must be paid toward this check by the student during the first few weeks of class.

3

VPD 251

Dance Technique: Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern

Offered: Spring Semester

This course will provide an overview of dance styles and techniques including ballet, modern, tap and jazz. The focus will be on placement, movement, and the effort required to execute shapes that are prevalent in these various styles. This class is appropriate for the student looking to expand their understanding of the world of dance.

3

VPD 252

Introduction to Tap

Offered: Spring Semester

An introduction to the principles of tap dance technique. Students will learn the fundamental steps of tap dance. Emphasis is placed on rhythmic structure, technique, style, and vocabulary of tap dance.

3

VPD 253

Introduction to Jazz Dance

Offered: Fall Semester

An introduction to the American dance form of jazz. Class focuses on the development of strength, flexibility, isolation, and control through a series of stretches, strengthening exercises, and center floor combinations.

3

VPD 254

Modern Dance Technique

Offered: Fall Semester

Students will be introduced to the fundamental movement principals and the basic elements of modern dance choreography. Students explore the connection between movement and breath, body alignment, rhythm, dynamics space and self-motivation. Students can expect to raise the level of their technical ability, while understanding technique as a tool for self-expression. Short videos and reading assignments will introduce important figures and trends in 20th-century dance.

3

VPD 255

Ballet I

Offered: Fall Semester

This course will cover ballet technique: The principles of proper alignment, placement, ballet terminology and steps. Ballet barre and center will give students the practice required for developing their dance ability. This class is open to both beginning ballet students and to those who have had more classical training.

3

VPD 256

Dance for Musical Theatre

Offered: Fall Semester

Explores the world of musical theatre through dance. Students will learn a variety of dance styles associated with musicals throughout the decades. Broadway style dance will be incorporated.

3

VPD 355

Jazz Dance II

Offered: Spring Semester

Intended for the student with some previous dance experience. It expands the dancer's basic understanding of alignment, develops a deeper understanding of musicality including syncopation, and introduces complex movement skills. Students discover various styles and trends in American vernacular dance and learn to express themselves through their own choreography.

3

VPD 356

Ballet II

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

Expands the knowledge gained in previous ballet classes. Students are encouraged to explore the technical and artistic aspects of classical ballet. Each class will include barre and center work as well as some study of current ballets.

Prerequisite(s): VPD 255 or Instructor permission.

3

Music Concentration

Code Course Credits

VPT 220

Production and Stage Management

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

This course is designed to familiarize students with the organizational procedures involved in performing arts productions beginning with the skills needed for stage management and the coordination of artistic and technical elements. Emphasis will be given to the facilitation of the collaborative creative process.

3

VPM 183

History of Music I: European Roots

Offered: Alternative Years: Fall 2016, 2018

This survey of European Classical Music covers music composed between 1600 and the present day. The musical focus includes sacred music of Western composers and their expression of the Catholic liturgy through music.

Fulfills the Catholic Intellectual Traditions requirement.

3

VPM 186

Introduction to Music Technology

Offered: Fall Semester

Introduction to Music Technology enables students to make their own music using music sequencing software. The course teaches basic MIDI and audio recording, editing, effects processing, and mixing. The class also covers the history of popular music from the perspective of production. Students will work on their own music projects, as well as weekly assignments that demonstrate competency in using the software. No previous music experience is necessary.

3

VPM 240

Music Theory

Offered: Not Offered 2015-2016

This class is a continuation of VPM 180 - Creating Music, and is designed to give students the opportunity to learn traditional harmonic language in depth through weekly assignments and independent projects. Students will use standard notation and electronic technology.

Prerequisite(s): VPM 180 or Consent of Instructor.

3

VPM 140

Studio Guitar     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Studio guitar students will meet one hour weekly with an instructor in a private setting. Repertory will be tailored to student needs and preferences. Curriculum will include: establishment and development of proper technique; note reading, notation and chord grids; scales and chords; improvisation; performance skills, memorization, audition techniques. Semester study will culminate in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. An applied music fee will be assessed to each student enrolled in VPM 140.

1

VPM 141

Studio Piano     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Studio piano students will meet one hour weekly with an instructor in a private setting. Repertory will be individually tailored to the students' needs and preferences. Course will also involve performance classes, master-classes, and coaching sessions, and will culminate in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. An applied music fee will be assessed to each student enrolled in VPM 141.

1

VPM 142

Studio Brass     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Studio brass students (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, euphonium, baritone) will meet one hour weekly with an instructor in a private setting. Repertoire will be individually tailored to the student needs and preferences. Curriculum will include: establishment of proper technique; note reading, scales and arpeggios; performance skills, and audition techniques. Semester study will culminate in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. An applied music fee will be assessed to each student enrolled in VPM 142.

1

VPM 143

Studio Percussion     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Studio percussion students will meet one hour weekly with an instructor in a private setting. Repertoire will be individually tailored to the student needs and preferences. Curriculum will include: establishment of proper technique; note reading, scales and arpeggios; performance skills, and audition techniques. Semester study will culminate in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. An applied music fee will be assessed to each student enrolled in VPM 143.

1

VPM 144

Studio Strings     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Studio string students (violin, viola, cello, double bass) will meet one hour weekly with an instructor in a private setting. Repertoire will be individually tailored to the student needs and preferences. Curriculum will include: establishment of proper technique; note reading, scales and arpeggios; performance skills, and audition techniques. Semester study will culminate in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. An applied music fee will be assessed to each student enrolled in VPM 144.

1

VPM 145

Studio Woodwinds     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Studio woodwind students (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon) will meet one hour weekly with an instructor in a private setting. Repertoire will be individually tailored to the student needs and preferences. Curriculum will include: establishment of proper technique; note reading, scales and arpeggios; performance skills, and audition techniques. Semester study will culminate in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. An applied music fee will be assessed to each student enrolled in VPM 145.

1

VPM 146

Studio Voice

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Studio voice students will meet one hour weekly with an instructor in a private setting. Repertoire will be individually tailored to the student needs and preferences. Curriculum will include: establishment of proper technique; note reading, scales and arpeggios; performance skills, and audition techniques. Semester study will culminate in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. An applied music fee will be assessed to each student enrolled in VPM 146.

1

VPM 133

Collegiate Chorale     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The Stonehill College Collegiate Chorale welcomes students interested in singing. Students learn and perform music from many historical periods and styles. Proper vocal and choral techniques are practiced during rehearsals. One or more performances will be given each semester.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. Students are required to purchase and wear approved concert attire.

1

VPM 134

Concert Ensemble     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

The Stonehill College Concert Ensemble is a performing ensemble for experienced wind, percussion, and string musicians. The ensemble performs a variety of musical styles each semester. Campus performances enable members of the Concert Ensemble to showcase their talent.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor.
Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course. Students are required to purchase and wear approved concert attire.

1

VPM 139

Guitar Ensemble     (1 credit)

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

In this ensemble students learn introductory musical skills including basic jazz theory, scales, notation and chord grids, comping and soloing, which are applied to the study of jazz standards or equivalent repertory. This course culminates in a public performance.

Course may be repeated for credit. Course must be taken three times to earn the equivalent of a 3-credit course.

1

Theatre Concentration

Code Course Credits

VPT 220

Production and Stage Management

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

This course is designed to familiarize students with the organizational procedures involved in performing arts productions beginning with the skills needed for stage management and the coordination of artistic and technical elements. Emphasis will be given to the facilitation of the collaborative creative process.

3

VPT 110

Theatre as Mystery, Myth, and History (HIS Core/First-Year Seminar)

Offered: Fall Semester

This course covers the development of theatre from its primitive beginnings through the major eras and countries until the year 1700. Theatre will be studied as a social and cultural institution, mirroring the civilization in which it thrives. Topics will include theatre as education, censorship, and understanding contemporary theatre from an historical perspective.

Prerequisite(s): Open to First-Year Students only. Students from upper-classes with consent of Instructor.
Fulfills the First-Year Seminar and History Cornerstone Requirements.

4

VPT 182

Realism and Reality: Road to the Modern Stage (History Cornerstone)

Offered: Alternate Years: Spring 2017, 2019

The role of theatre is explored from the 18th century through the 20th century. The historical methods and means of transforming the dramatic script into a theatrical production are analyzed in the context of the prevailing society.

Fulfills the History Cornerstone Requirement.

3

VPT 205

Stagecraft

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2016, 2018

Theatre is about magic and transformation - the process needed to translate an image into a 3-dimensional form, utilizing fabric or wood, will be explored. Previous sewing or carpentry experience is not necessary. Students will learn both sewing and scenery building techniques, as well as complementary areas such as lighting, fabric decoration and scenery painting. Students are required to work on a departmental production.

May apply this course to the Studio Arts program.

4

VPT 225

Play Production

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Students receive credit for participating as actors, assistants to the directors and designers, stage managers, technicians and crew members in a main stage production. Specific assignments and hours worked must be approved by the Program Director.

Credit is granted on a pass/fail basis. Does not count towards requirement for Theatre Arts minor. This course may be taken three times.

1

VPT 203

Acting I

Offered: Fall Semester

Beginning work on the actor’s physical, vocal, and emotional tools. Basic rules, mechanics, and methods of analysis for developing a part in a play.

3