The minor degree program at UNCSA is intended to offer students the opportunity to delve more deeply into a subject of interest to them that is in addition to their major field of study. The minor degree program is something that students elect to apply for, but which is purely optional. Students are eligible to apply for the minor program after successful completion of their first year of study. The current academic minor degrees being offered are a Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and a Minor in German Studies. 

Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship

Program Description

The Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship has been designed to provide students the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a variety of areas related to the business aspects of the arts. UNCSA recognizes that many students graduating today are interested in gaining experience in a broad range of skills that will serve to supplement their academic training and artistic development. These skills include areas such as managing one’s personal finances, understanding basic business concepts, including fundamentals of management and accounting, honing negotiating skills, understanding and navigating the economic environment, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset and spirit. 

In today’s increasingly complex and competitive environment, possessing the ability to identify, create, and execute entrepreneurial ideas that are outside of the traditional performance space is crucial. This ability will serve to provide our emerging student artists with the tools, resources, and confidence to create opportunities for themselves by utilizing new and innovative partnerships and collaborations, and incorporating new and emerging technologies into their work. Graduates will also benefit from learning how to seek funding resources for these new creative endeavors, from both traditional and non-traditional sources. 

Summary of Arts Entrepreneurship Minor Requirements

  • Must complete 15 credit hours from a list of approved program courses
  • Approved courses include four courses with the ARM prefix within the Division of Liberal Arts, plus one pre-approved course in mathematics (an AP course in math may be used to satisfy the math requirement, upon approval of the arts entrepreneurship program coordinator)
  • Approved ARM courses currently listed in the DLA curriculum include:
    • ARM 1000: Introduction to Arts Management
    • ARM 2000: Entrepreneurship
    • ARM 2020: Negotiation
    • ARM 2050: Personal Finance for the Artist
    • Certain pre-approved Special Topics courses which may be offered from time-to-time
  • Certain courses offered through the arts schools may be used, in part, to satisfy the 15-credit requirement, upon pre-approval of the Arts Entrepreneurship minor coordinator
  • Six of the 15 credits must be taken above and beyond the 30-credit hour DLA general education requirement
  • All coursework toward the minor must be completed within the student’s regular major degree program timeframe and cannot be extended beyond the conferring of a student’s major degree

Please note that this is a summary of the Arts Entrepreneurship minor program only. Complete program requirements are listed in, and governed by, the current UNCSA Undergraduate Bulletin.

Further Information

For information on any aspect of the minor in Arts Entrepreneurship, please contact the Interim Program Coordinator, Dr. Mike Wakeford, at wakefordm@uncsa.edu.


Minor in German Studies

Program Description

The goal of the UNCSA German Studies Minor is to provide qualified undergraduates the opportunity to deepen their familiarity and proficiency with German language and culture, both generally and as it relates to their specific arts area.  The German Studies Minor allows students the opportunity to immerse themselves through courses taught in German as well as English-language courses with a focus on all aspects of German-language culture.  This strategic focus alongside students’ arts training will enrich their understanding, study and practice of their art, and will help them take better advantage of the significant number of attractive work and study opportunities in the German-speaking world.

Summary of German Studies Minor Requirements

The Minor in German Studies consists of a total of 15 credits beyond the 1st-year (1000-level) German language and culture sequence, at least 9 of which must be taken at the UNCSA.  These 15 credits will include at least 6 credits beyond the 30-credit General Education Core, and will come from courses at the 2000 level or above as follows:

Required (9 credits):

  • GER 2101  Intermediate German Language and Culture I  (3 credits)
    • Upon approval of the DLA and the minor coordinator, successful completion of an approved AP course (or equivalent) in college-level German language may fulfill this requirement.
  •  GER 2102  Intermediate German Language and Culture II  (3 credits)
    • Upon approval of the DLA and the minor coordinator, successful completion of an approved AP course (or equivalent) in college-level German language may fulfill this requirement.
  • GER 3198  Topics in German Language  (3 credits) 
    • May be repeated once upon preapproval of the minor coordinator and based on specific content to fulfill 3 credits of the required 6 credits in part B – see below 

Required (6 credits): 

Students will, in consultation with the minor coordinator, select and complete a total of 6 additional credit hours from among DLA and arts school courses at the 2000 level or above that meet the specific focus of the German Studies Minor and are preapproved by the minor coordinator.  “(Special) Topics” courses must be preapproved by the minor coordinator based on their specific content and may be repeated for additional credit toward the minor, again upon preapproval of the minor coordinator and based on their specific content.

Please note that this is only a summary of the German Studies Minor program. More detailed information, including complete program regulations and requirements and a list of courses that have been approved for the German Studies Minor in the past, can be found in the current edition of the UNCSA Bulletin below.

German Studies Bulletin

Further Information

For information regarding the German Studies Minor, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Hans Gabriel at gabrielh@uncsa.edu.


Minor Application Requirements

Acceptance into a minor program is a privilege, not a right. Students must apply for, and be accepted into, the program. Following is a summary of the requirements for acceptance into a minor program:

  • Must have at least C2 (second year) standing or greater to apply for, and to be accepted into, the program
  • Must submit a formal application for the Arts Entrepreneurship minor program (details below)
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater (combined arts and academics) at the time of application for the minor
  • Must be in good standing with the school, as evidenced by approval of the application by the respective arts school’s dean (or their designate), the Division of Liberal Arts, and Student Conduct

Applications may be submitted any time after the completion of a student’s first year. Students who have met the application requirements above and are interested in applying for admission into one of the minor programs must complete an online application after the completion of their first year of study at the UNCSA. 

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