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Visual Art Entrepreneur

Creative & Performing Arts Department

Make creating art your business

This degree program provides Visual Art students with the basic skills for a variety of entrepreneurial avenues such as self-employed artist, art promoter, gallery representative, or commercial art gallery owner/director. Along with acquiring practical business concepts, the student also develops basic hands-on skills through a variety of two and three-dimensional studio experiences traditionally associated with foundation level undergraduate Art degrees. Study in art from historical and contemporary viewpoints to help gain insights into the cultural significance of art and the interrelationship of art and society is also stressed. The student then concludes the degree with an overview of professional practices in art and further hands-on experience in gallery/museum operations. Students completing this program are made aware of many of the challenges they will face when starting and operating a business.

ART 104 Drawing I 3
ART 105B Two-Dimensional Form and Surface 3
ART 108 Ceramics I, ART 109 Sculpture I or ART 117 Three-Dimensional Form and Space 3
ART 198 Art History I 3
ART 199 Art History II 3
ART 202 Contemporary Art History 3
ART 204B Drawing II Transfer Portfolio Preparation 3
ART 240 Professional Practices in Art 3
ART 250 Art Gallery/Collection Practicum 3
ART 290CI Art Internship 3
Total  30
BUS 131 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 1
BUS 104 Accounting For Business Owners 3
BUS 161A Effective Selling or BUS/CIS 220 E-Business 3
BUS 230 Entrepreneurial Planning 3
BUS 240 Entrepreneurship Capstone 3
Total  13
BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications 3
BCOM 102 Advanced Business and Technical Communications 3
BUS 126 Business Math 3
COM 101 Oral Communications or BUS 127 Human Relations 3
CIS 120A Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
PHIL 205 Business Ethics 3
PEA 101A, PEA 103, PEA 104A, PEA 118, or PEA 201 1
HE 110 Industrial Safety and Workplace Training 1
Total  20