Best Practices in Studio Management

The emphasis of this course is on identifying and responding to appropriate business, ethical, promotional, and creative challenges that happen when managing/owning a performing arts studio. Topics include (but not limited to) studio site selection, curriculum development, client services, creative marketing/promotion, staff development, and industry outlets for advancement. Students are expected to analyze examples via news articles and multi-media, discussing ethical issues, developing appropriate courses of action. Course assessments will include individual research and reporting on current trends and creating a mock studio profile.