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Objectives and Outcomes for Arts Administration

Arts Administration

Educational Objectives:
The educational objectives of the Penn State Behrend Arts Administration program are to produce graduates:

  • that are capable arts administrators, managers, and entrepreneurs
  • that are skilled arts administrators that will facilitate the work of artists to realize their artistic vision and share it with the public
  • that can execute the necessary financial, legal, and organizational decisions required to run an art gallery
  • with an in-depth knowledge of history, especially of the visual arts, music, and the performing arts
  • who know how to communicate their ideas effectively in different ways to diverse target groups
  • who are able to function in an innovative leadership role within an arts or non-profit organization.

Educational Outcomes:
Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate:

  • solid knowledge of the aesthetic, cultural, and historical implications of the arts
  • understand the purpose and methods of operation in various non-profit arenas
  • an ability to effectively communicate with target audiences using technology and social-media based platforms
  • knowledge of grantsmanship and strategic planning.
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