LEAP 500 – Leadership in the Arts
8-week Term: June 16 – Aug. 8, 2014
Graduate Course Description: An enduring question regarding leadership is whether it comes naturally to only some individuals, is it developed by habit through practice, or is it something that can be learned. In the arena of arts management and policymaking, the question is more important given the dynamic nature of the arts and their profile in contemporary society. This course takes as its purpose the development of leadership principles and skills through theoretical exploration and practical application. Students will encounter important leadership theories for learning and reflection, methods for studying and applying leadership, and opportunities, through peer interaction, to develop their own capacities for leadership in local and international art systems. Students seeking leadership career positions or who wish to augment their leadership acumen will find this course particularly useful.
In addition to study of leadership principles, course material will include practical management skills such as proposal writing, fundraising, marketing, decision-making, project planning and other skills topics.
Instructor: Constance DeVereaux, Ph.D.
No prerequisites required
Cost: $1,647 for 3 graduate credits
For more information contact:
Katie Yeager Rothstein, Associate Program Director
Phone: (970) 491-3746