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Arts Entrepreneurship (AE) Courses

Lower Division

AE 101 WORKING ARTISTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (3-0-3)(F,S). A topical course exploring the roles artists play nationally and internationally; the impact of various forms of policy on artistic lives and businesses; how skill sets from different disciplines might combine in innovative ways; how the arts can effect change beyond the creative sector; and how the role of the artist has changed over time in the artistic and popular imaginations. This class will have a service learning or other experiential learning component.

AE 105 PREPARING FOR CREATIVE CAREERS (1-0-1)(F,S). Community artists and artists working beyond the creative sector participate on a series of panels giving students an opportunity to reflect on key issues that will shape their careers.

AE 201 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN THE CREATIVE SECTOR (3-0-3)(F,S). Students research and analyze innovation across creative industries; learn how to develop their own ideas and test for feasibility; and then build a business plan. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

AE 294/494 ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOPS (1-0-1)(F,S). Possible topics include Pop-Ups, Public Art, The Pitch, Intellectual Property and the Arts, Employment Law and the Arts, Arts Festivals, Best Practices in Self-Producing, The Creative City, and Art as Social Practice. Course may be repeated for credit.

Upper Division

AE 401 MARKETING AND THE ARTS (3-0-3)(F). Analyzes audiences for the arts and creative products or services, types of messages, and delivery methods to determine how to most effectively distribute messages to target markets; helps emerging artists identify the variety of ways their skills have value. PREREQ: ENGL 102 and upper-division standing.

AE 402 FINANCE AND FUNDRAISING FOR THE ARTS (3-0-3)(S). Covers basic accounting, forecasting, budgeting procedures, and financial reporting for both nonprofit and commercial arts entities, as well as philanthropy, fundraising, and crowdsourcing. PREREQ: upper-division standing.