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:

  • Six hours: FA 284 and either FA 329 or ARTH / MA / MUSE / THEA / DANC 487
  • Twelve hours: electives from FA 329, 384, 394, ARTH / MA / MUSE / THEA / DANC 484, 487, and PHIL *467

Total: 18 credit 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 and Digital Media may select a distributed minor in Fine Arts. The distributed minor in Fine Arts requires:

    Credit
Hours 
a. Fifteen credit 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 credit hours: 3
  CS 105L or CS 152L which partially satisfies requirements for CS degree  
c. Twelve credit hours: of Fine Arts electives to be chosen from: 12
  ARTH 201, 202, 250, 252, 427  
  ARTS 106, 121, 122, 289, 330  
  MA 111, 210, 390, 409  
  MUS 271, 380  
  THEA 196, 296, 397, 458  
d. Fourteen credit hours: IFDM courses to include: 14
  IFDM 210, 410, 450, 451  

Minors in Arts Management

Undergraduate Minor

The College of Fine Arts offers a minor in Arts Management (AM) which provides students with an educational foundation to explore current and emerging professional practices. The AM minor provides a foundation to understanding the economic contributions the arts and artists make to local and state economies. Faculty and instructors have extensive professional experience in their fields, offering students exposure to their arts organizations and businesses, as well as professional networks and resources. The AM minor has the dual purpose of providing students with practical management skills in preparation for entry-level positions in the creative economy or further study in any number of nationally known Arts Management graduate programs. 

The core for the Arts Management minor is 15 credit hours. Each of the five core courses uses a problem-based and/or case study approach to gain real-world exposure to current arts management issues. Arts management electives are offered through topics, problems, and investigation courses that rotate offerings that explore both non-profit and for-profit arts management structures. In addition, the AM minor requires a rigorous internship with an arts organization to gain work training under the mentorship of a professional arts leader. Through course work and internship opportunities, students are better prepared to make informed decisions about career choices in the complex environment of the creative economy.

The Arts Management minor is possible through the collaboration of the College of Fine Arts and Anderson School of Management.

Requirements

18 credit hours (beyond the UNM core requirement in Fine Arts):

Credit
Hours
ENGL 418 Proposal and Grant Writing 3
FA 250 Introduction to Arts Management 3
FA *365
-or-
MGMT 322
Social Media for Arts Marketing

Marketing Management
3
FA *395 Community Arts Theory, History, and Practice 3
FA *495 Arts Management Internship 3
One additional course from Arts Management electives offered as:
FA *370 Problems in Arts Management 3
FA *470 Advanced Topics in Arts Management Practices 3

Before declaring an Arts Management minor, students must have completed the UNM core requirement in fine arts (for non-art majors a studio course in any arts discipline; for arts majors a studio course outside of the student’s fine arts major) and FA 250. Once these requirements are met, it is recommended the student contact the program supervisor to set up an appointment to initiate the AM Progress Worksheet to track course work and learn about upcoming arts management electives that may be relevant to the student’s internship and career plans.

The Arts Management minor requires students to participate in an internship experience for three credit hours; however, students can take up to six credit hours of internship. The College of Fine Arts offers a variety of internship opportunities working under the mentorship of faculty and professional staff that exposes the student to standards of professional behavior, principles, and practice. The unique internship opportunities the College has to offer include: 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. Students taking an additional three credit hours of internship are encouraged to take their second internship off-campus. The program’s supervisor arranges an internship in consultation with the student or the student can identify a potential internship site that compliments his/her career interests. Off-campus internships are encouraged so that students can begin to make professional contacts in the career field of their interest.

To initiate an internship, students must submit an Arts Management Internship application available through the CFA Advisement Office or download it from the Arts Management Web site. After submission, students should schedule an appointment with the program’s supervisor to determine that the prerequisites have been met. Once students have been approved, they can register for FA *495 Arts Management Internship.

NOTE: FA *495 is a restricted course which requires departmental permission for registration. Application for an AM internships must be submitted the semester prior to the internship (January 10th for Spring Semester; May 15th for Summer Session; August 1st for Fall Semester).

Graduate Minor

The graduate minor in Arts Management (AM) provides an educational foundation to explore current and emerging professional practices in a variety of arts management fields. The AM minor fosters an understanding of the economic contributions individual artists and arts organizations make to local and state economies. Whether students wish to work for arts organizations, start-up their own businesses, or become entrepreneurs, the Arts Management curriculum is designed to accommodate students with diverse career interests. Faculty and instructors have extensive professional experience in their fields, offering students exposure to their arts organizations or businesses as well as professional networks and resources.

The graduate minor in Arts Management is 15 credit hours made up of a core of 12 credit hours (four courses) and an additional 3 credit hour elective (one course). All Arts Management courses use a problem-based and/or case study approach to gain real-world exposure to current arts management issues. Arts Management electives are offered through problems and investigation courses that rotate offerings exploring arts management structures, functions, and practices of non-profit and for-profit entities.

The Arts Management minor is made possible through the collaboration of the College of Fine Arts and Anderson School of Management.

Requirements

15 credit hours consisting of the following course work:

Credit
Hours
ENGL 518 Proposal and Grant Writing 3
FA *450 Seminar: Professional Arts Management 3
FA *365 Social Media for Arts Marketing 3
FA *495 Arts Management Internship 3
One additional course from Arts Management electives offered as:
FA *370 Problems in Arts Management 3
FA *395 Community Arts Theory, History, and Practice 3
FA *470 Advanced Topics in Arts Management Practices 3
FA *495 Arts Management Internship 3


To initiate an internship, students must submit an Arts Management Internship application that can be downloaded from the Arts Management Web site. After submission, students should schedule an appointment with the program’s supervisor to determine they have met all the prerequisites. Once students have been approved they can register for FA *495 Arts Management Internship.

NOTE: FA *495 is a restricted course and students must have approval to register for this course. Application for an AM internships must be submitted the semester prior to the internship (January 10th for Spring Semester; May 15th for Summer Session; August 1st for Fall Semester). 


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)



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



FA *365. Social Media for Arts Marketing. (3)



FA *370. Problems in Arts Management. (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 *395 [*485]. Community Arts Theory, History, and Practice. (3)



FA *450. Seminar: Professional Arts Management. (3)



FA *470. Advanced Topics in Arts Management Practices. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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



FA *476. The Professional Printer. (4)



FA *495. Arts Management Internship. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [4 to a maximum of 8 Δ])



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



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



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



IFDM 250. Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media. (1-3, no limit Δ)



IFDM 300. Critical Intermediations. (3)



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



IFDM 311. Fundamentals of Music Technology. (2-3)



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



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



IFDM 412. Fundamentals of Audio Technology [Computer Applications II]. (2-3)



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



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



IFDM 491. Topics in Film and Digital Media. (1-3, no limit Δ)



IFDM 492. IFDM Internship. (1-12 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



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



IFDM 499. Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Honors. (3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



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