Minor – Entrepreneurship in the Arts (Launched in Spring 2021!)

The Minor in Entrepreneurship in the Arts is aimed at students in the College of Arts and Letters who are seeking to blend their primary area of study in arts and humanities with entrepreneurship. Specifically, the goal of this minor is to educate students as to the nature and accessibility of entrepreneurship, to celebrate, explore, and capitalize on their inherent creativity as students of the arts and humanities, and to teach them the practical entrepreneurial skill sets that they will need to be able to blend their area of expertise with entrepreneurship as they look toward further developing their careers post-graduation.

Minor in Entrepreneurship in the Arts - 18 units

Required Courses

  1. CAL 4000 The Artist Entrepreneur: Innovation and Leadership in the Arts.
    Answers the question what and who is an entrepreneur? Examines the creative intersection between entrepreneurship and the arts, and specifically addresses the basics of creativity, ideation, and the freedom mindset.
  2. CAL 4100 The Artist Entrepreneur's Toolkit.
    Explores the nuts and bolts of small business management skills necessary for an entrepreneurial venture in the arts. Topics surveyed will include, but are not limited to, the basics of finance, accounting, taxation, and legal considerations such as copyright, in addition to marketing and advertising.
  3. CAL 4200 Venture Ideation, Analysis, and Development in the Arts.
    Reviews the concept of ideation and examines the intersection between ideas and opportunities in the arts. Topics include, but are not limited to, pattern recognition, rapid opportunity analysis, resources, and the development of sustainable business models.
  4. CAL 4300 The Artist Entrepreneur Launch.
    Prerequisites: CAL 4000, CAL 4100, and CAL 4200 Examines the process and methods necessary for launching an entrepreneurial enterprise in the arts. Discusses the entrepreneurial and artistic qualities that are key to establishing a successful enterprise and career in the arts. Culminates in a practicum project for the minor Entrepreneurship in the Arts. Semester.

Electives – six (6) units chosen in consultation with the Entrepreneurship in the Arts minor program advisor, from coursework from the following departments: Art, Communication Studies, English, Entrepreneurship, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, World Languages.

In addition to the grade point average requirements stated in Program Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree, students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses required to fulfill the Minor in Entrepreneurship in the Arts.

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

Still not convinced that your major field of study could use an entrepreneurial advantage?
Then we invite you to come and try it out with our ADMN 1001 – Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset, a General Education (GE Category E) course that explores the concept of entrepreneurship and how the entrepreneurial lens can be employed to help individuals understand, interact and change the world around them by solving pressing personal, social and global problems. Students will learn the skills and abilities consistent with an entrepreneurial mindset to develop as a whole person by better understanding human behavior, creative endeavors, social relationships, one's relationship to the environment and how stress and failure can be managed.