Fine Arts Minors

Minor in Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts offers a minor in interdisciplinary studies in Fine Arts for a total of 18 credit hours:
a. Six hours: FA 284 and either FA 329 or ARTH/MA/MUSE/ THEA/DANC 487
b. Twelve hours electives from FA 329, 384, 394, ARTH/ MA/MUSE/THEA/DANC 484, 487 and PHIL *467
Total: 18 hours


Distributed Minor within Fine Arts (restricted to Computer Science majors in the IFDM program)

Students majoring in Computer Science who have been admitted in Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media may select a distributed minor in Fine Arts. The distributed minor in Fine Arts requires:

a. Fifteen hours: IFDM core courses which may partially satisfy the UNM core with approved substitution by CS academic advisor to include:  15
  IFDM 105, and 400 (to satisfy Social/Behavioral core)  
  IFDM 205 (to satisfy Fine Arts core)  
  IFDM 300 (to partially satisfy Humanities core)  
  IFDM 310 (to partially satisfy Writing and Speaking core)  
b. Three hours: 3
  CS 125L which partially satisfies requirements for CS degree  
c. Twelve hours: of Fine Arts electives to be chosen from: 12
  ARTS 106, 121, 122, 289, 330  
  ARTH 201, 202, 250, 252, 427  
  MUS 271, 380  
  MA 111, 210, 390, 409  
  THEA 196, 296, 397, 458  
d. Fourteen hours: IFDM courses to include: 14
  IFDM 210, 410, 450, 451  


Minor in Arts Management

The College of Fine Arts offers an interdisciplinary minor in Arts Management (AM) providing students with an educational foundation to explore current and emerging professional practices within a variety of career paths. The AM minor has a flexible framework that is both practical and versatile to meet individual students’ interests regardless what major they are pursuing. Students in the Arts Management minor may pursue their interests in one of five career pathways: Arts Development, Arts Management, Community and Public Art, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Arts Small Business. Within each of the five career paths student will find they can develop a foundation in which to pursue a wide range of career choices including: small business ownership of a gallery, recording studio, or dance studio; self-employed arts consultant, commissioned portrait artist, free-lance art historian researcher/writer or an independent contractor for arts services to state agencies; public relations director for a theater, director of an arts center, community arts program director, or an arts development officer. In addition to framing course clusters aligned with career paths, the Arts Management minor offers a rigorous internship program that can also inform career choices in an array of arts management fields or further study in any number of nationally known Arts Management graduate programs.

The Arts Management minor is possible through the collaboration of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Planning, and the Anderson School of Business.

The Arts Management minor is 25 credits (beyond the UNM core requirement in Fine Arts) consisting of the following course work:

• Required studio course in any arts discipline (3 crs)
Note: Fine Arts majors must take a studio course outside of the major.

• Required Arts Management core courses (9 crs):
FA 229 Intro to Arts Management (3 crs)
MGMT 322 Marketing Management (3 crs)
ENGL 418 Proposal & Grant Writing (3 crs)

• Three additional courses from one of the five Arts Management paths (9 crs)
Arts Development, Arts Management, Community & Public Arts, Arts Small Business, Arts Entrepreneurship

(A complete listing of courses for each AM path is at the end of this section)

 • Required Arts Management Internship (4 crs)
Before declaring an Arts Management minor students must have completed the UNM core requirement in fine arts, a studio course in any arts discipline (outside of the arts major for fine art students), and all three required AM core courses. Once a student has completed the required 12 credits leading to an Arts Management minor they may choose an AM pathway and continue on with course work or they may submit a request to initiate an internship.

Note: There are different advantages associated with taking the internship prior to choosing an AM pathway or choosing to finish the AM pathway courses prior to taking the internship. Meet with your advisor to determine which option would work best with your academic schedule.

The Arts Management minor requires students to participate in an internship experience for credit; however, students can take up to six internship credits. To initiate an internship students submit an Arts Management Internship application available through the CFA Advisement Office or can be downloaded from the Arts Management website. Application for AM internships must be submitted the semester prior to the internship (October 1st for Spring Semester; March 15th for Summer Session; June 15th for Fall Semester). The first internship placement is made within the College of Fine Arts in one of several sites and/or programs including: UNM Art Museum, Rodey Theatre, Theatre-X, Popejoy Theatre, Keller Music Hall, John Sommers Gallery, Tamarind Institute, CFA Development Office, or with programs such as Words Afire, Experiments in Film, or Arts in Medicine. For the internship to count towards the AM minor requirements students must enroll in FA 495 Arts Management Internship the same semester they are interning. 

Students taking an additional four credit hours of internship are encouraged to take this internship off-campus. The Supervisor of Community Education will arrange an internship in consultation with the student or the student can identify an internship opportunity specific to their career interests. Off campus internships are encouraged so that students can begin to make professional contacts in the career field of their interest.

Below are the course listings for each of the five Arts Management Career Paths:
(9 credits required from one path)

Arts Development
Choose 9 credit hours from suggested courses below

CJ 332

Business & Professional Speaking

CJ 381 Advertising Media Plan
CRP 431 Foundations of Community Develop
ENGL 290 Introduction to Professional Writing
FA 485 Community Arts Practice, History, & Theory
Prerequisites for MGMT Courses include: ENGL 102 (University required), ECON 106 (may count towards Core)
MGMT 113 Management: An Introduction
MGMT 202 Principles of Finance Accounting
MGMT 303

Managerial Accounting

MGMT 324

New Venture Strategies

OLIT 481 Technological Change in Society

Arts Organizational Management
Choose 9 credit hours from suggested courses below

CJ 332 Business & Professional Speaking
CJ 340 Communication in Organizations
CRP 431 Foundations of Community Develop
CRP 470

Ecotourism and Community Development

ENGL 290 Introduction to Professional Writing
FA 485 Intro to Professional Writing
Prerequisites for Management Courses include: ENGL 102 (University required), ECON 106 (may count toward Core)
MGMT 113

Management: An Introduction

MGMT 202

Principles Finance Accounting

MGMT 303

Managerial Accounting

MGMT 306 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 324 New Venture Strategies
MGMT 464 HR Theory & Practice
OLIT 470 Workforce Training
OLIT 481 Technological Change in Society
OLIT 495

Field Experience


Community and Public Arts
Choose 9 credit hours from suggested courses below:

CJ 115 Communication Across Cultures
CJ 332

Business & Professional Speaking

CJ 374 Desktop Publishing
CRP 431

Foundations of Community Develop

CRP 470 Ecotourism
CRP 425

Urban Design Theory

CRP 474

Cultural Aspects of Communication

ARCH 466

Civic Places

ENGL 290 Introduction to Professional Writing
FA 485

Community Arts Practice, History, & Theory

Prerequisites for MGMT courses include:  ENGL 102 (University required, ECON 106 (may count toward Core)
MGMT 202

Principles of Finance Accounting

OLIT 481

Technological Change in Society

OLIT 495 Field Experience

Arts Entrepreneurship
Choose 9 credit hours from suggested courses below:

CJ 115 Communication Across Cultures
CJ 374

Desktop Publishing

CJ 381

Advertising Media Plan

CRP 470 Cultural Tourism/Eco Tourism
ENGL 290 Introduction to Professional Writing
FA 485

Community Arts Practice, History, & Theory

Prerequisite for MGMT courses include:  ENGL 102 (University required, ECON 106 (may count toward Core)
MGMT 202

Principles of Finance Accounting

MGMT 324

New Venture Strategies

MGMT 495

Managing & Operating Small Businesses

OLIT 420

Creativity & Technical Design

OLIT 481

Technological Change in Society

OLIT 495

Field Experience


Arts Business
Choose 9 credit hours from suggested courses below:

CJ 332 Business & Professional Speaking
CJ 374

Desktop Publishing

CJ 381 Advertising Media Plan
CRP 470 Cultural Tourism/Eco Tourism
ENGL 290

Introduction to Professional Writing

FA 485

Community Arts Practice, History, & Theory

Prerequisite for MGMT courses include:  ENGL 102 (University required, ECON 106 (may count toward CORE)
MGMT 113

Management: An Intro

MGMT 202

Principles Finance Accounting

MGMT 303

Managerial Accounting

MGMT 324

New Venture Strategies

MGMT 464

HR Theory & Practice

MGMT 495

Managing & Operating Small Business

OLIT 420

Creativity & Technical Design

OLIT 481

Technological Change in Society

OLIT 495 Field Experience

Courses

FA 105. Fine Arts Co-op Work Phase. (0)



FA 229. Topics . (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



FA 250. Introduction to Arts Management. (3)



FA 284. Experiencing the Arts. (3)



FA 299. Exploring Careers in the Arts. (3 [2])



FA 329. Historical Interdisciplinary Topics. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



FA 384. Interdisciplinary Topics. (3)



FA 394. Problems in Interdisciplinary Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



FA *475. The Professional Print Workshop. (2)



FA *476. The Professional Printer. (4)



FA 485. Community Arts Theory, History, and Practice. (3)



FA 495. Arts Management Internship. (4 to a maximum of 8 Δ )



IFDM 105. Inter and New Media Studies I. (3)



IFDM 205. Studio I: Activating Digital Space. (3)



IFDM 210. Introduction to Modeling and Postproduction. (3)



IFDM 300. Critical Intermediations. (3)



IFDM 310. Studio II: Writing Digital Narrative. (3)



IFDM 400. Ethics, Science and Technology. (3)



IFDM 410. The Business and Law of Film and New Media. (3)



IFDM 450. IFDM Capstone I Senior Projects Course. (4)



IFDM 451. IFDM Capstone II Senior Projects Course. (4)



IFDM 491. Topics in Film & Digital Media. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



IFDM 497. Independent Study in Film and Digital Media. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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