Minor – Entrepreneurship in the Arts (Coming in August 2020!)

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 ENTR 100 – Exploring Entrepreneurship, a free elective course that includes: hands-on experiential learning. Be prepared to tackle the status quo, apply hard work, and have fun while doing it!

Dive right into what entrepreneurship actually is all about? Who are entrepreneurs? How does one become an entrepreneur? This course examines the key questions encountered by individuals considering the path of business ownership. Focus on examining the history and role of entrepreneurs in the economy, characteristics of entrepreneurs, career paths of entrepreneurship and one's personal potential as an entrepreneur.