Bachelor of Science in Arts Management (BSAM)

Put your passion to work—and learn arts management from the inside out

With a Bachelor or Science in Arts Management degree, your coursework will cover arts marketing, finance, nonprofit management, law, and major selections that focus on your interests. You'll learn the fundamentals of running an arts organization, while specializing in specific arts area, such as Fine Arts, Theatre and Dance, Music, Anthropology, or Folklore and Ethnomusicology. This individualized degree, which is also a major, lets you tailor your degree to your passions and career goals.

You'll complete an internship in the area you're studying—whether that's with a record label in Nashville or at a museum in the nation's capital—so that when you graduate, you'll have real-world experience to put on your resume and a head start on your career. Some of the jobs our recent grads have landed include:

  • Senior iTunes producer with Apple in San Francisco
  • Junior talent buyer for Festivals with React Presents in Chicago
  • Concert promoter for Outback Concerts in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Individual giving manager with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Marketing and operations associate with Chicago Philharmonic

SPEA is adopting revised undergraduate degree curricula, which will roll out in fall 2018.

Required coursework

As a SPEA student you will complete various requirements for your degree based on the date you entered Indiana University Bloomington (your matriculation date).

There are several ways you can view degree requirements. Your Academic Advising Report is your personalized report outlining your existing requirements and progress toward graduation. You can also expand the term (semester and year) you entered Indiana University Bloomington to review degree requirements. Please note these requirements are for advising purposes only and are not official. To discuss your degree requirements and academic goals please make an appointment with your academic advisor.

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

ARTS MANAGEMENT CORE (12cr)

  • SPEA-V 184 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
    • OR SPEA-A 450 Law and the Arts
  • SPEA-V 186 Introduction to Public Budgeting and Finance for Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycles (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 186)
  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3cr)

Arts Core (24cr)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in one arts specialty. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken in other arts areas.  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.  Suggested areas of specialization include: Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, Music, Studio Fine Art, and Theater. Other proposed arts areas of interest will be considered by the faculty.

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES (~18cr)

  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques
    • OR equivalent (3cr) (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • POLS Political Science (any course, 3cr)
  • Geography, Sociology, Anthropology (any course, 3cr)

Oral Communication – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government & Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
  • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
  • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
  • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
  • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)

Computer – One course from:

  • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption

For more information see https://spea.indiana.edu/career-development/ 


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ELECTIVES (~12cr)

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree.  It is suggested that students seek courses relevant to their studies and aspirations in arts management, available from many schools and departments on campus, including (but not limited to) Business, Anthropology, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Art, Architecture and Design, Education, Media, and Public Health.

Arts Management Major (30cr)

Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major. Additionally, no course used to fulfill the requirements above may be used to also fulfill the "Arts Management Major" below.

The following five courses (15 credits):

  • SPEA-A 163 Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3cr)*
  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
  • SPEA-A 439 Fund Development for the Arts (3cr)
    • OR SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts (3cr)
    • OR SPEA-A 431 Cultural Planning and Urban Development

*Iterative writing assignment course

At least nine additional credits from SPEA-A courses such as:

  • SPEA-A 236 Music Industry I (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 241 Inside Community Arts Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 336 Music Industry II (3cr) (P: SPEA-A 236)
  • SPEA-A 405 Programming in the Performing Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 410 Artists, Galleries and Collectors (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 411 Auditorium Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 418 Theatre and Dance Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 422 IT Applications for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 426 Art and Social Change (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration (1-3cr) (repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 450 Senior Seminar in Arts Management
  • SPEA-A 464 Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 483 Arts Entrepreneurship (3cr)
  • Any other SPEA-A course

AND

At least six credits from the following SPEA-V courses:

  • SPEA-V 236 Managing and Leading Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 336 Managing External Collaboration and Networks (P: SPEA-V 185) (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 377 Legal Process and Contemporary Issues in America (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 184)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3cr) (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 184)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-V 491 Honors Research in Public and Environmental Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 499 Honors Thesis (3cr)

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

SPEA Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • Or SPEA Equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • Or SPEA Equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques OR equivalent (3cr) (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

Arts Core (24cr)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in one arts specialty. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken in other arts areas.  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.  Suggested areas of specialization include: Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, Music, Studio Fine Art, and Theater. Other proposed arts areas of interest will be considered by the faculty.

BSAM Core

  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycles (3cr)
    •  OR SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
    • OR BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3cr) (P: Sophomore standing)

Experiential Learning

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Arts Management Major (27cr)

The following two courses:

  • SPEA-A 163 Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3cr)

21 credits from the following:

  • AADM-Y 412 Opera Management (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 236 Music Industry I (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 241 Inside Community Arts Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 336 Music Industry II (3cr) (P: SPEA-A 236)
  • SPEA-A 405 Programming in the Performing Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 410 Artists, Galleries and Collectors (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 411 Auditorium Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 412 Creative Thinking Strategies for Arts Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 418 Theatre and Dance Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 422 IT Applications for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 426 Art and Social Change (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 439 Fund Development for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration (1-3cr) (repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 464 Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 483 Creative Thinking in Arts Administration (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 377 Legal Process and Contemporary Issues in America (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V/A 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (0-15cr) (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives. Suggested courses include:

  • SOAD-F 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
  • SOAD-U 490 Sources and Resources: Professional Skills in Fine Arts
  • SOAD-X 476 Practicum on Collection Management
  • ANTH-A 403 Introduction to Museum Studies
  • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
  • BUS-L 250 Law and the Arts
  • BUS-L 315 Law of Entertainment
  • THTR-T 428 Production and Event Management

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

SPEA Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • SPEA-V 260 Professional Writing for Public Affairs (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • SPEA-V 260 Speaking, Listening and Public Affairs (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

Arts Core (24cr)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in one arts specialty. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken in other arts areas.  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.  Suggested areas of specialization include: Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, Music, Studio Fine Art, and Theater. Other proposed arts areas of interest will be considered by the faculty.

BSAM Core

  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycles (3cr)
    •  OR SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
    • OR BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3cr) (P: Sophomore standing)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
Get more information


Arts Management Major (27cr)

The following two courses:

  • SPEA-A 163 Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3cr)

21 credits from the following:

  • AADM-Y 412 Opera Management (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 236 Music Industry I (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 241 Inside Community Arts Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 336 Music Industry II (3cr) (P: SPEA-A 236)
  • SPEA-A 405 Programming in the Performing Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 410 Artists, Galleries and Collectors (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 411 Auditorium Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 412 Creative Thinking Strategies for Arts Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 418 Theatre and Dance Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 422 IT Applications for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 426 Art and Social Change (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 439 Fund Development for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration (1-3cr) (repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 464 Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 483 Creative Thinking in Arts Administrative (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
    •   OR SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3cr) (changed to SPEA-V 336)
  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 377 Legal Process and Contemporary Issues in America (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3cr) (discontinued)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V/A 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives. Suggested courses include:

  • AMID-F 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
  • AMID-F 403 Practicum on Collection Management
  • ANTH-A 403 Introduction to Museum Studies
  • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
  • BUS-L 250 Law and the Arts
  • BUS-L 315 Law of Entertainment
  • FINA-U 400 Sources and Resources: Professional Skills in Fine Arts
  • THTR-T 428 Production and Event Management

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

SPEA Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) OR equivalent (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

Arts Core (24cr)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in one arts specialty. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken in other arts areas.  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.  Suggested areas of specialization include: Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, Music, Studio Fine Art, and Theater. Other proposed arts areas of interest will be considered by the faculty.

BSAM Core

  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycles (3cr)
    •  OR SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
    • OR BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3cr) (P: Sophomore standing)

Experiential Learning

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
Get more information


Arts Management Major (27cr)

The following two courses:

  • SPEA-A 163 Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3cr)

21 credits from the following:

  • AADM-Y 412 Opera Management (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 236 Music Industry I (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 241 Inside Community Arts Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 336 Music Industry II (3cr) (P: SPEA-A 236)
  • SPEA-A 405 Programming in the Performing Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 410 Artists, Galleries and Collectors (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 411 Auditorium Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 412 Creative Thinking Strategies for Arts Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 418 Theatre and Dance Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 422 IT Applications for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 426 Art and Social Change (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 439 Fund Development for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration (1-3cr) (repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 464 Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 483 Creative Thinking in Arts Administrative (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
    •   OR SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3cr) (changed to SPEA-V 336)
  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 377 Legal Process and Contemporary Issues in America (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3cr) (discontinued)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V/A 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives. Suggested courses include:

  • AMID-F 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
  • AMID-F 403 Practicum on Collection Management
  • ANTH-A 403 Introduction to Museum Studies
  • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
  • BUS-L 250 Law and the Arts
  • BUS-L 315 Law of Entertainment
  • FINA-U 400 Sources and Resources: Professional Skills in Fine Arts
  • THTR-T 428 Production and Event Management

2015-2016 SPEA Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

SPEA Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • CMCL-C 121 Public Speaking (3cr) (changed to COLL-P 155)
    • CMCL-C 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr) (changed to ANTH-A 122)
    • CMCL-C 205 Introduction to Communication and Culture (3cr) (discontinued)
    • CMCL-C 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr) (changed to ENG-R 228)
    • CMCL-C 229 Ways of Speaking (3cr) (changed to ANTH-L 208)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228: Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)
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Arts Core (24cr)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in one arts specialty. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken in other arts areas.  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.  Suggested areas of specialization include: Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, Music, Studio Fine Art, and Theater. Other proposed arts areas of interest will be considered by the faculty.

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BSAM Core

  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycles (3cr)
    •  OR SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
    • OR BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3cr) (P: Sophomore standing)

Experiential Learning Requirement

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
Get more information

Arts Management Major (27cr)

The following two courses:

  • SPEA-A 163 Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3cr)

21 credits from the following:

  • AADM-Y 412 Opera Management (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 236 Music Industry I (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 241 Inside Community Arts Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 336 Music Industry II (3cr) (P: SPEA-A 236)
  • SPEA-A 405 Programming in the Performing Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 411 Auditorium Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 418 Theatre and Dance Management (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 422 IT Applications for the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration (1-3cr) (repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 464 Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 483 Creative Thinking in Arts Administrative (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
    •   OR SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3cr) (changed to SPEA-V 336)
  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 377 Legal Process and Contemporary Issues in America (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3cr) (discontinued)
  • SPEA-V 476 Compensation Strategy and Systems (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 477 Strategic Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V 478 Employment Law for Human Resource Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 479 Employee Recruitment and Selection (3cr) (SPEA-V 373)
  • SPEA-V/A 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives. Suggested courses include:

  • AMID-F 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
  • AMID-F 403 Practicum on Collection Management
  • ANTH-A 403 Introduction to Museum Studies
  • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
  • BUS-L 250 Law and the Arts
  • BUS-L 315 Law of Entertainment
  • FINA-U 400 Sources and Resources: Professional Skills in Fine Arts
  • THTR-T 428 Production and Event Management

2014-2015 SPEA Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

SPEA Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • CMCL-C 121 Public Speaking (3cr) (changed to COLL-P 155)
    • CMCL-C 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr) (changed to ANTH-A 122)
    • CMCL-C 205 Introduction to Communication and Culture (3cr) (discontinued)
    • CMCL-C 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr) (changed to ENG-R 228)
    • CMCL-C 229 Ways of Speaking (3cr) (changed to ANTH-L 208)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228: Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

Arts Core (24cr)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in one arts specialty. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken in other arts areas.  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.  Suggested areas of specialization include: Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, Music, Studio Fine Art, and Theater. Other proposed arts areas of interest will be considered by the faculty.

BSAM Core

  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycles (3cr)
    •  OR SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
    • OR BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3cr) (P: Sophomore standing)

Experiential Learning Requirement

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
Get more information

Arts Management Major (27cr)

The following two courses:

  • SPEA-A 163 Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3cr)

21 credits from the following:

  • AADM-Y 412 Opera Management (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 236 Music Industry I (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 241 Inside Community Arts Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 336 Music Industry II (3cr) (P: SPEA-A 236)
  • SPEA-A 405 Programming in the Performing Arts (3cr) (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration (1-3cr) (repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 464 Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
    •   OR SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3cr) (changed to SPEA-V 336)
  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 377 Legal Process and Contemporary Issues in America (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3cr) (discontinued)
  • SPEA-V/A 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives. Suggested courses include:

  • AMID-F 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
  • AMID-F 403 Practicum on Collection Management
  • ANTH-A 403 Introduction to Museum Studies
  • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
  • BUS-L 250 Law and the Arts
  • BUS-L 315 Law of Entertainment
  • FINA-U 400 Sources and Resources: Professional Skills in Fine Arts
  • THTR-T 428 Production and Event Management

2013-2014 SPEA Bulletin

All your degree requirements are based on the semester and year you entered IU Bloomington. If you became an IU Bloomington student either Fall 2012 or Spring 2013 you are in the right place!

General Education: Select the appropriate academic year based on your entry date at IUB

SPEA Preparation

Communication (6cr)

  • Professional Writing – One course from:
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3cr) (P: English comp)
    • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3cr) (P: English comp with grade C or better, and second-year standing)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)
  • Oral Communication – One course from:
    • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr)
    • ANTH-L 208 Ways of Speaking (3cr)
    • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3cr)
    • CMCL-C 121 Public Speaking (3cr) (changed to COLL-P 155)
    • CMCL-C 122 Interpersonal Communication (3cr) (changed to ANTH-A 122)
    • CMCL-C 205 Introduction to Communication and Culture (3cr) (discontinued)
    • CMCL-C 228 Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr) (changed to ENG-R 228)
    • CMCL-C 229 Ways of Speaking (3cr) (changed to ANTH-L 208)
    • COLL-P 155 Public Oral Communication (3cr)
    • ENG-R 228: Argumentation and Public Advocacy (3cr)
    • THTR-T 120 Acting I: Foundations of Acting (3cr)
    • SPEA equivalent (3cr)

Quantitative (12cr)

  • Computer – One course from:
    • SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3cr)
    • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3cr)
    • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3cr) (P: One year high school algebra or MATH-M 014)
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I (4cr) (P: Two years high school math or MATH-M 014)
  • SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3cr) (P: MATH-M 014 or equivalent; R: MATH-M 118)
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3cr)
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3cr) (P: ECON-E 201)

American Government Foundations (3cr)

  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3cr)

Arts Core (24cr)

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in one arts specialty. The remaining 12 credit hours may be taken in other arts areas.  A minimum of 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.  Suggested areas of specialization include: Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Folklore, Music, Studio Fine Art, and Theater. Other proposed arts areas of interest will be considered by the faculty.

BSAM Core

  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 246 Elements of Governmental and Nonprofit Financial Accounting Cycles (3cr)
    •  OR SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 220 Law and Public Affairs (3cr)
    • OR BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3cr) (P: Sophomore standing)

Experiential Learning Requirement

  • SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (2cr)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
  • SPEA-V 381 Professional Experience (1cr) (P: SPEA-V 252)
    • OR exemption (consult SPEA advisor)
Get more information

Arts Management Major (27cr)

The following two courses:

  • SPEA-A 163 Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 354 Arts Marketing Fundamentals (3cr)

21 credits from the following:

  • AADM-Y 412 Opera Management (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 236 Music Industry I (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 241 Inside Community Arts Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 336 Music Industry II (3cr) (P: SPEA-A 236)
  • SPEA-A 405 Programming in the Performing Arts (3cr) (1.5cr)
  • SPEA-A 450 Contemporary Topics in Arts Administration (1-3cr) (repeatable with different topics)
  • SPEA-A 459 Public Policy and the Arts (3cr)
  • SPEA-A 464 Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 236 Management Concepts and Applications I (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 336 Management Concepts and Applications II (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 236)
    •   OR SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3cr) (changed to SPEA-V 336)
  • SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 246 or BUS-A 201)
  • SPEA-V 373 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 377 Legal Process and Contemporary Issues in America (3cr) (P: SPEA-V 220)
  • SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3cr)
  • SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3cr) (discontinued)
  • SPEA-V/A 482 Overseas Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics only; consult SPEA advisor; repeatable with different topics)

Electives

Electives are courses that do not meet general education or major requirements, and may be used to fulfill the remainder of the 120 credit hours required for this degree. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your electives. Suggested courses include:

  • AMID-F 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
  • AMID-F 403 Practicum on Collection Management
  • ANTH-A 403 Introduction to Museum Studies
  • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
  • BUS-L 250 Law and the Arts
  • BUS-L 315 Law of Entertainment
  • FINA-U 400 Sources and Resources: Professional Skills in Fine Arts
  • THTR-T 428 Production and Event Management

2012-2013 SPEA Bulletin

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Jasmine Dennie, studying arts management at SPEA, performs with the IU Soul Review. Photo courtesy of the African American Arts Institute.