The Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate Program has been designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to create their own personal brand, to market themselves as artists, and to find gainful employment while they are working toward their eventual full-time career in the arts.
The courses can be taken in as little as four semesters, while you complete your undergraduate degree. Some of the courses also fulfill general education requirements.
Students in the Certificate Program will take the following 3-credit courses:
The first four courses provide the basic business and promotional skills needed by an arts entrepreneur.
The Arts Entrepreneurship course will focus on personal branding as a means for AE students to bring their skills to bear on their planning for their own careers. In addition, this course will provide necessary background on fundraising in the arts.
Finally, students will earn three credits in an internship or practicum experience chosen in consultation with their advisor.
Courses for the Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better.