Entrepreneurial Education Program Links

The following are links from The Arts Entrepreneuship Educator’s Network which is devoted to preserving America’s artistic capital. The Ae2n site keeps an up-to-date list of specific Entrepreneurial course offerings and programs which are currently already in existence, or currently being developed, in University Programs across the country.  As a result of arts programs on university campuses nationwide varying greatly in artistic offerings, size and scope, this list of program offerings below reflects the same level of diversity and fragmentation.

To view Gary Beckman’s entire site go to www.ae2n.net or click on the quick reference links by category we have provided for your convience below.

Entrepreneurial Development by Artistic Disciplines


Open To All Artistic Disciplines:




Undergraduate Degrees

University of Southern Maine – B.A. in Art with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Dickinson State University – B.S. in Art Entrepreneurship
Sitting Bull College – A.A.S. Arts & Crafts Entrepreneurship
Minneapolis College of Art & Design – B.S. Project Management & Entrepreneurship
Ringling College of Art & Design – Minor, Business of Art & Design

Graduate Degrees

Maryland Institute College of Art – The Business of Art and Design
Syracuse University – Design +


The University of the Arts (Philadelphia) – Corzo Center for the Creative Economy

Integrated Curricula
Stephens College – B.F.A. in Graphic Design
Flemming College – Diploma in Visual & Creative Arts
Northern New Mexico College – Arts Entrepreneurship


Savannah College of Art & Design – Minor in Business Management & Entrepreneurship


The University of the Arts (Philadelphia) – Design Entrepreneurship
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign – Art and Innovation: The Artist as Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Outlaw
Santa Barbara City College – The Business of Art


Arts Management


Carnegie Mellon – M.A. Arts Management
Syracuse University – Jankow Arts Leadership Program
Columbia College, Chicago – B.A. in Arts Entrepreneurship/Small Business
University of New Mexico – Minor in Arts Management (This degree plan has a significant Entrepreneurship track)
Southern Methodist University – Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship
Miami University, Ohio – B.A. inArts Management
Alfred University – Arts Management Minor


Webster University – Certificate in Entrepreneurship
George Mason University – M.A. Arts Management
University of Texas at Austin – Portfolio in Arts & Cultural Management & Entrepreneurship

Integrated Curricula

Bowling Green State University – Arts Management Minor


Montclair State – M.A. Arts Management
Lehigh University – Creativity Lab


State University of New York, Oneonta – Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship for Museum Leaders


Innovative Programs & Efforts

University of South Carolina – Carolina Institute for Leadership and Engagement in Music
Loyola University – Center of Music and Arts Entrepreneurship
Arizona State University – A New American University
The College of St. Catherine – International Institute for Women Entrepreneurs
The University of Texas at Austin – Intellectual Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship & the Liberal Arts

Wake Forest University – Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts
College of Charleston – Consortium for Liberal Education & Entrepreneurship

Arts Entrepreneurship Incubators

Arizona State University – p.a.v.e
Rhode Island School of Design – Center for Design & Business
Beloit College – Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education at Beloit (CELEB)

Student Initiated Efforts

University of Michigan – Arts Enterprise



Programs, Degrees, Centers & Institutes

University of Colorado at Boulder – Entrepreneurship Center for Music
Salem College – Music Entrepreneurship Minor
Loyola University – Minor in Entrepreneurship, Emphasis in Music Industry Studies
The University of the Arts – Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology
University of South Carolina – Music Entrepreneurship Minor
New England Conservatory – Entrepreneurial Musicianship
Manhattan School of Music – Center for Music Entrepreneurship
Judson University – Music Business and Entrepreneurship
University of North Carolina, Pembroke – B.A. in Music with an Elective in Business

Integrated Curricula

University of Arizona – Camerata
North Carolina School for the Arts – Graduate Program – Career Strategies Entrepreneurship
Lynn University – Master of Music in Music Performance

Transitional Curriculum

Eastman School of Music – Institute for Music Leadership

Non-Integrated Curricula


Webster University – Entrepreneurship Music Track
Western Carolina University – Entrepreneurship in Music
Oberlin College – Professional Development for the Freelance Artist
The University of Texas at Austin – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
California State University, Northridge – Music Entrepreneurship
Belmont University – Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry
University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Entrepreneurial Career Development in Music
Northeastern University – Music Entrepreneurship
Duquesne University – Entrepreneurial Arts Project
Drexel – Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry
Shepherd University – Music Entrepreneurship
Minnesota State University – Music Industry Entrepreneurship
Depaul University – Music in the Real: Entrepreneurship
Western Michigan University – Music Entrepreneurship

Unique Efforts

University of South Carolina – Carolina Institute for Leadership & Engagement in Music
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Chamber Music Institute
New York University – Social Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry
Syracuse University – Music & Entertainment Industries


Theater, Fashion & Dance


University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Entrepreneurship in Apparel and Design
University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Issues in Apparel and Related Industries
University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Career Management for the Dance Artist
University of North Carolina, Greensboro – Theatre Entrepreneurship
California State University, Fresno – Fashion Entrepreneurship


Interdisciplinary Programs


North Carolina State University – Arts Entrepreneurship Minor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Minor in Artistic Entrepreneurship
University of Iowa – B.A. in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship
Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Minor in Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts Majors
The Ohio State University – Undergraduate Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship


Webster University – Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Purdue University Fort Wayne – Certificate in Entrepreneurship in the Arts


Arizona State University – Arts Entrepreneurship
California State University, Fresno – Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Illinois State University – Entrepreneurship in the Arts 1
Wake Forest University – Arts Entrepreneurship
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Exploring Art as Business as Art


Arizona State University – p.a.v.e.
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Arts Enterprise
Temple University – C.R.E.A.T.E
Millikin University – Blue Connection
Beloit College – CELEB
Louisiana State University – Janice H. Pellar Creative Arts Entrepreneurship Project

Non-Higher Ed Programs & Consultants

Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship
C4 Atlanta
Independent Artists Consulting


Arts Entrepreneurship Education in Leadership Programs

University of South Carolina – Carolina Institute for Leadership and Engagement in Music
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Oberlin College – Creativity and Leadership Project
Eastman School of Music – Institute for Music Leadership
University of North Texas – Arts Leadership

Entrepreneurial Education Program Links

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