MSU expands creative opportunities with arts entrepreneurship minor

7/10/2014
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Morehead State University’s Department of Art and Design will unveil its new arts entrepreneurship minor that will allow students to obtain a valuable skill set. The minor will be offered in the fall semester 2014.

The arts entrepreneurship minor is the only minor of its kind in Kentucky. It is built on the success of the department’s arts administration minor that was implemented in 2012, which focused on management, finance, public relations, marketing and legal coursework.

This 21-credit-hour program will have three core courses, one of which is a practicum. It focuses on small and micro business management skills, personal empowerment and consultancy work. The minor complements a variety of degrees in the humanities (art, music, theatre, etc.) and will give students the skills needed to create their own market-based opportunities in the arts.

The arts entrepreneurship minor also is available to any student interested in setting up their own micro business or collaborating with nonprofit organizations.

“I perceive the arts entrepreneurship minor as a type of boot camp. They leave college with a very strong skill set that makes them highly employable,” said Jennifer Reis, assistant professor of art. “I feel like this is not only going to benefit the college and our University, I also think it’s going to benefit our region.”

For additional information on the arts entrepreneurship minor, contact Reis at 606-783-5446 or visit  www.moreheadstate.edu/arts_entrepreneurship/.