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Arts Entrepreneurship

  • Semester 2 2024-2025

    Jan 8, 2025-April 25, 2025 For Members Register

Course Overview

In this course, aspiring visual artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, and other creatives learn how to find success in the dynamic fields of their choosing. Students learn about arts careers and organizations by attending virtual events and interviewing art practitioners, entrepreneurs, and administrators.

Beyond exploring trajectories for improving their crafts, students build skills in networking and personal branding while examining case studies of a variety of artistic ventures — some highly successful and some with teachable flaws. Using real-world examples of professional and emerging creatives and arts organizations, students gain a better understanding of the passion and dedication it takes to have a successful creative career.

Students in GOA courses will need reliable access to a computer with webcam/microphone connections, an email address (preferably school-based), a Web-conferencing app (GOA courses use Zoom), and a Word processing app (GOA courses use Google’s G Suite). When necessary, alternative arrangements may be made.

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