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New Focus in Arts Entrepreneurship










NEW! ENTR Focus in Arts Entrepreneurship

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences now offers a focus in Arts Entrepreneurship designed to bring together majors from the four arts disciplines: Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Dance) to explore the intersection of arts and entrepreneurship as an interdisciplinary study.

UMBC currently offers a Minor in Entrepreneurship, and a focus specialized in the arts that will enable our students to fully engage with the unique circumstances surrounding young artists practicing their discipline, and launching their careers.  The Arts Entrepreneurship focus will provide students with the skills and introductory experiences needed to be successful in their communities. The focus in Arts and Entrepreneurship will provide a strong complement to our rigorous programs that train students in artistic creation by preparing them for a creative and sustainable career.

Students will meet the requirements for the Minor in Entrepreneurship by fulfilling the requirements for the Arts Entrepreneurship focus. The Alex. Brown Center supports this idea for a focus on the arts fields. Majors/minors in any of the four arts disciplines at UMBC are eligible. Students are encouraged to begin this focus in Arts Entrepreneurship in their sophomore year.

For more information contact Stephen Bradley,, current ENTR Faculty Fellow.

Below are the requirements for the ENTR focus in Arts Entrepreneurship:

*CORE COURSES [Required, 6 credits]*

*ENTR 200*  Introduction to Entrepreneurship

*ENTR 201*   The Entrepreneurial Mindset

*INTERNSHIP [3 credits]*

One of these (by permission, and may be in the student’s major/minor). Note students must also register their selected internship for ENTR 300.

*THTR 430* Theater Internship

*DANC 400* Independent Studies in Dance (Dance Internship section)

*MUSC 400* Special Projects

*ART 494/496/498* Visual Arts Internship

*ONE course in an arts discipline outside your arts major/minor, or LAS 120 [3 credits]*

*ONE of the following ENTR courses [3 credits]:

*ENTR 320* Entrepreneurial Marketing

*ENTR 330* Entrepreneurial Finance

*ENTR 340* Innovation, Creative Problem-Solving and the Socialpreneur

*ONE elective from the following list (note that all of these are approved for the Entrepreneurship Minor) [3 credits]:*

*ART 322* Social Entrepreneurship in Place

*ART 319* Space and Place in Public Art and Urbanism

*ART 339* Design Thinking for the Social Entrepreneur

*ART 341* Introduction to Animation

*ART 400* Topics: Teaching Artist = Change Agent (should be approved by UGC beginning of Fall 2019)

*ART 427* Museum Practice

*ART 462* Entrepreneurial Practices in Photography

*ART 489* Senior Capstone (variety of sub-fields)

*DANC 475* Senior Project in Dance

*MUSC 323* Career Development for Musicians

*THTR 345* Auditioning and the Business of Acting

*THTR 460* Senior Capstone