The Masters Degree program in Arts Administration at The University of Akron was founded in 1980. Since that time, over 50 students have completed the degree. The program is housed in the School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
The Curriculum of this forty-five-credit, two year degree is designed to prepare students for successful careers in all disciplines of the not-for-profit arts. The strength of the program lies in a commitment to balancing theoretical study in the classroom with application through practical experiences and internships.
Scope and Purpose:
The library collection in support of Curriculum and research for the Arts Administration program in the School of Dance, Theatre Arts, and Arts Administration includes materials necessary for advanced study level collection in audience development, fund raising and grantsmanship, legal aspects, practices and policies, marketing, management and organizational behavior, and accounting.
The masters degree in arts management requires coursework in audience development, fund raising and grantsmanship, legal aspects, practices and policies, marketing, management and organizational behavior, and accounting.
There are no limits on Geographical Coverage. The literature supporting arts administration studies is ninety percent American, five percent Western European and British Isles, and five percent other.
Nearly one hundred percent of the literature is in English.
Period Coverage is from the beginnings of art and/or nonprofit organizations through the present with seventy-five percent on the last half of the 20th century, five percent on all dates earlier, and twenty percent current.
Emphasis is placed on a highly specialized and comprehensive reference collection. Scholarly works, descriptive works, empirical and historical studies, theoretical studies, professional treatments, research reports, and handbooks are needed for all areas of concentration in arts administration. A strong serials collection is supported.
Business related materials specific to arts and/or nonprofit organizations are purchased for this collection. All other business related materials are purchased by the business bibliographer.
Law related materials specific to arts and/or nonprofit organizations are purchased for this collection. All other law related materials are purchased by the law school.
Museum related materials are purchased on both art and arts administration budgets.
Print monographs and journals are emphasized. Electronic access to web-based materials is essential.
The library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) which is available for faculty and student research. The library is a member of OhioLINK - a statewide library and information network linking universities, colleges, technical and community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. The central catalog maintains location and availability information for the more than 31 million items held in 79 OhioLINK participating libraries.
Popular works and textbooks are not collected.