Certificate in Arts and Entrepreneurship

This Certificate program will support learning about the integration of arts practice and entrepreneurship, including how to start an independent arts business and bringing creativity to the process of entrepreneurship. It will serve the needs of students in the College of Arts and Letters and the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration. Art students will benefit from knowledge about entrepreneurship and Business students will benefit from increased creativity. The Certificate entails 24 units. 

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (24 units)

COMM 3211Business and Professional Communication3
ENTR 3000Entrepreneurship and Innovation3
ENTR 4420Small Business Management3
ENTR 5980Reflective Essay0
MKTG 3050Marketing Principles3
TA 3141The Improvisational Mind3
Choose one of the the following: (3)3
Business of Creativity
Ideation and Creative Problem Solving
Choose one from the following: (3)3
Beginning Photography
Beginning Painting
Beginning Imaging and Illustration
Beginning Ceramics
Beginning Glass
Beginning Sculpture
Choose one from the following: (3)3
Intermediate Imaging and Illustration
Intermediate Photography
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Glass
Intermediate Ceramics
Woodworking and Furniture Design
Digital Fabrication: Functional Art/Object Design 1
Total Units24