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Arts Entrepreneurship Minor 

Requirements (18 credit hours)

The Arts Entrepreneurship minor is designed for students interested in career and entrepreneurial opportunities in the arts. The courses required for the minor teach students how to create, fund, and operate artistic enterprises in both nonprofit and for-profit environments. These required courses are complemented by an array of electives that allow students to tailor the minor to their own goals. This flexibility makes the minor a good choice for any student, regardless of major, interested in a career in the arts. 

This minor is a joint effort of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business, and the College of Arts and Letters. 

Course Credit Hours
Required (12 hours)  
CECA 3050 Funding Artistic Endeavors 3
MGT 3610 Entrepreneurship  3
MGT 3630 Creativity & Ideation  3
MGT 3640 Business Models  3
Electives (select 2 courses [6 hours] from the following)  
ART 4310 Internship: Student Innovation Hub 3
MUS 4401 Internship 3
ART 4130 Design Center 3
CECA 3010 Arts in the Community 3
COMM 3800 Principles of Media Advertising 3
COMM 3910 Media Relations 3
COMM 4150 Feature Writing 3
ENGL 1100 Technical Writing 3
ENGL 3600 Professional Writing and Editing 3
ENGL 3700 Business Writing 3
ENGL 4300 The Art of the Review 3
ENGL 4620 Literary Journal Internship 3
MGT 4610 Venturing 3
MKT 3110 Salesmanship 3


Music Minor

Requirements (19 hours)

Course Credit Hours
MUS 1057 Music Theory I  3
MUS 1058 Ear Training I   1
MUS 1155 Music Theory II    3  
MUS 1156 Ear Training II  1
MUS 1970 Intro. to Music Literature 3
Appropriate Primary Ensembles 4
Applied Lessons 4 semesters minimum (in single discipline)
Total Credit Hours  19 hours (minimum)


Prior to entry into Theory 1 and Ear Training 1, all students must pass a theory placement exam, administered on the first class day. Students who do not pass this exam are required to pass MUS 1040 (Introduction to Theory 1) and MUS 1050 (Introduction to Theory 2) before beginning the regular theory and ear-training course sequence.

At the completion of course-work toward the minor, students are required to successfully pass a minor hearing (a demonstration of your performance ability for the instrumental or vocal faculty). This process is explained in detail by the applied instructors.