UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY: Arts & Entrepreneurship Networking Night
October 18 from 5:30- 7PM | LEARN MORE AND RSVP
Join us for a catered reception and a night of networking with regional arts professionals,
students from WCU’s Arts & Entrepreneurship Certificate Program and faculty from the
Belcher College of Fine & Performing Arts.
THRIVE IN YOUR CAREER AS AN ARTIST FOR ALL DISCIPLINES AND MEDIUMS
The undergraduate program in Arts & Entrepreneurship addresses the principles of managing
your arts career through an entrepreneurial lens. This program is designed for arts
practitioners seeking to increase their knowledge of entrepreneurial practices.
FALL 2018 Course Offerings
Learn more about the courses offered in the Arts & Entrepreneurship Program.
ART 439, MUS 439, or THEA 439 - Arts & Entrepreneurship
This course explores the theories, knowledge bases, processes, and practices foundational
to an entrepreneurial approach to art making and art management. Students explore
and shape innovative creative ideas, learn how to develop and mold them into feasible
forms, and then build both linear and nonlinear business plans for their Creative
Placemaking projects and enterprises. [3 Credit Course.]
FIN 210 - Managing your Money for Financial Success
An introduction to personal financial planning including goal setting, cash management,
credit, insurance, housing, educational planning and financial institutions and markets.
[3 Credit Course.]
ENT 325 - New Venture Creation
Planning and executing the creation of a successful entrepreneurial venture. [3 Credit
ART 450, MUS 450, or THEA 450: Arts & Entrepreneurship Intensive
Over the academic year, three to six guest lecturers will be brought to campus to
present workshops/master classes on various Arts and Entrepreneurship topics. These
master classes/workshops would consist of 15 contact hours, be assigned 1 hour of
academic credit, and focus on applied learning. These sessions could be scheduled
in a variety of ways, from one weekend to several evenings or over several weeks.
Each session could have an online preparation component where students study any relevant
materials that the guest lecturer deems important to the experience. Each student
participates in the complete master class/workshop. Students would be required to
complete a minimum of six of these Arts and Entrepreneurship experiences before graduation
to satisfy the course requirements, however students would be allowed to participate
in as many of these experiences as they desire provided they register for them. Multiple
master classes/workshops would be offered each semester to allow for student conflicts
with their unit-based creative work and studies. [Each Intensive is 1 Credit. 6 Credits
Click here to learn more about the intensives and to download a printable copy of
the information above.