January 13-18th, 2020
New York City Field Studies Course
ONE CREDIT (Graduate / Undergraduate)
Led by Professor Karalee Dawn MacKay, Ph.D.
This class will explore the various careers in the performing and visual arts in New York City with a focus on PR, Marketing, Producing, Project and Museum Management, among others, and the challenges that arts professionals face in establishing and maintaining their careers in this dynamic city.
Our time in NYC will include meetings with top arts managers and executives, Broadway public relations experts, marketing and outreach directors, musicians, actors, artists, and entrepreneurs;performances, on-site observations and exclusive guided tours. We will tour Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters, museums, concert halls and several world-famous landmarks in New York City.
Topics to be explored include: preparing for a career working in the arts in NYC, understanding the working relationships between the different arts management leadership and staff positions in the visual and performing arts, working with unions, public relations and social media campaigns and challenges, community and educational outreach funding opportunities and obstacles, among others.
PROGRAM FEE: $1200.00
APPLICATIONS OPEN! / Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE:
Tuition for ONE credit (Graduate or Undergraduate)
Housing Accommodations (Shared occupancy)
Exclusive guided tours, guest lectures, workshops, meetings, networking opportunities
Two Theater Performances (One Broadway show/One Off-Broadway Show) TBD
Travel to NYC / daily personal expenses / meal expenses / Optional performance events and tours
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, Essay
Our itinerary will be structured to allow students to explore additional arts venues and events according to their individual areas of interest and the surrounding regions during scheduled open time.
People interested in learning more about the rich performing and visual arts legacy of NYC, career development, public relations, marketing, community outreach, tourism management, and cross-disciplinary approaches to the arts will love this course!