Arts Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

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Arts entrepreneurship is an emerging transdisciplinary field that harnesses the skills and mindset of the entrepreneur to empower artists to create work that is meaningful, sustainable and oriented to community and market need. Students across art, dance, design, film, music and theatre disciplines will benefit from the business, marketing and organizational skills offered by certificate courses as applied specifically to and within the arts.

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Arts Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Program requirements

The undergraduate certificate in arts entrepreneurship consists of 15 credits including nine credit hours of required courses. Of the remaining credits, three credits must be taken from each category of electives shown below: arts business; and arts policy, community, or socially engaged arts. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.
Core -- 6 credit hours
Arts Business Course (select one) -- 3 credit hours
Arts Policy, Community or Social Engaged Arts Course (select one) -- 3 credit hours
Notes: Undergraduate students interested in MUE 598 should contact the instructor to request an override to enroll in this graduate level course.
Capstone -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.