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 first academic
minor degree being offered is a Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship.
Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship
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
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
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
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.
Acceptance into the Arts Entrepreneurship 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 the Arts Entrepreneurship minor program:
Must have at least C2 (2nd 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
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
There is no prerequisite academic work required in order to be considered for acceptance
into the arts entrepreneurship minor program
Students who have met the application criteria and are interested in applying for
admission into the Arts Entrepreneurship minor program must complete an online application. Applications may be submitted any time after the completion of a student’s first
For further information on any aspect of the minor in Arts Entrepreneurship, please
contact the Arts Entrepreneurship minor coordinator, Dr. David Olson, Associate Professor
of Arts Management in the Division of Liberal Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 336-631-1245.