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Arts Entrepreneurship - Minor

The Arts Entrepreneurship minor is an interdisciplinary minor that develops skills that can be applied to creating a new arts enterprise or opportunities for the individual artist. Students are exposed to the arts entrepreneurship mindset, which is a creative way of looking at opportunities, a passion, doing what one loves, a challenge, persistence and operating a business whether one owns it or not.

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Enhance your arts or arts-adjacent degree by developing an entrepreneurial mindset and professional practice skills designed to give you agency to create your own opportunities!

The Arts Entrepreneurship Minor is open to all undergraduate students and offers an interdisciplinary curriculum from the College of the Arts and the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. It was updated in early 2023 to enhance the multi-disciplinary arts ecosystem at Kent State through the addition of new required and entrepreneurship elective courses, and a list of minor elective courses that will expand through collaboration with programs throughout the university. This will allow students to customize their studies with courses that complement their talents and goals so they can thrive as entrepreneurs in the arts or any creative industry.

Program Information

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Discuss career options within and outside their discipline.
  2. Develop a plan for a sustainable “life in the arts” and chart a career path.
  3. Demonstrate practical skills in research, financial planning, marketing and networking.
  4. Analyze contracts, copyright and other legal practices.
Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Coursework

Program Requirements

Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements
CA 20004BEST PRACTICES IN THE ARTS 2
CA 20005INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS IN THE ARTS 2
ENTR 27056INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
ENTR 37040ENTREPRENEURIAL TOOLS 3
Entrepreneurship Elective, choose from the following:3
ENTR 37045
SALES IN THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE
ENTR 37065
ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE
ENTR 37070
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ENTR 37075
ENTREPRENEURIAL MARKETING
ENTR 37195
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP I
Minor Elective, choose from the following:2-3
ART 40008
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES IN VISUAL ARTS (WIC)
ARTE 41525
ART EDUCATION: INQUIRY INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CA 31300
MUSIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DAN 47060
PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS IN DANCE
FDM 35280
FASHION ENTREPRENEURSHIP
THEA 41305
PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS: PERFORMANCE
THEA 41306
PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
THEA 41726
THEATRE MANAGEMENT
Minimum Total Credit Hours:15

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000
  • Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
  • Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
  • Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus