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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship

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The Arts Management and Entrepreneurship concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills to connect their artistic abilities with business, innovation, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Successful artists in the 21st century recognize their artistic product is also a commodity requiring marketing, management, and creative entrepreneurship. The AME program provides students with education in the arts and the development of skills in accounting, management, legal and ethical practices, marketing, self-promotion, and entrepreneurship. The curriculum also provides exposure to evidence-based best practices in leadership and advocacy, informing students of issues in the arts and helping them visualize how they can make a difference in their communities. Additionally, each student has the opportunity to gain vital practical experience working in arts internships with an on-campus department or program, or as part of an approved off-campus professional arts organization, creative business and/or working artist. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge of various arts careers, the tools to create their own business, and the ability to innovate, market and monetize their creative ideas. The AME program is dedicated to cultivating innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Note:  Students completing the concentration in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship who also want to minor in Art, Art History, Drama, English with a Creative Writing concentration, Mass Communication, Music or New Media must complete at least 6 hours of courses for the minor that are not used to complete the requirements for the AME concentration.

II. Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Seminar: 4 hours

III. Internship or Community Engaged Undergraduate Research Project: 3-4 hours

In consultation with the major advisor and elected course instructor, students will complete one senior-level culminating project from either category below.

IV. Arts Emphasis: Complete 16 hours from one of the following groups

a. Art

b. Art History

c. Drama

d. Creative Writing

e. Mass Communication

f. Music

g. New Media

  • One course from  ,  ,   or   
  • 8 additional hours in NM at the 200-400 level

V. Other concentration requirements

Major, writing, information literacy and oral competencies are met by successful completion of AME 420 with a grade of C or higher. At least 30 of the total required hours must be taken while a student at UNC Asheville.

Declaration of Major in Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship:

Declaring a major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major Form that must be signed by the director. Students must complete LANG 120   before declaring a major.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website,

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Colloquium 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3
Information Literacy Intensive Fulfilled within the major
Writing Intensive Fulfilled within the major


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