J.T. & Margaret Talkington
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Graduate Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurism
If you really want to grow your career as a business, selling your own creative IP, then the 9-credit Graduate Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurism might be for you. The Certificate provides an interdisciplinary program for graduates, particularly emerging artists, and professionals to help you make it easier than ever to understand the essentials to running a successful business, to cover 12 business areas for any small business owner, and lead to implementation of a sustainable income for processes or services.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
You are a creative professional.
You are passionate about your work.
You are future-focused.
You have a bias for action.
And a track record of success.
Yet, you crave something more …
Whether you are planning a career, transitioning your future, or in the middle of
an artistic pivot, the Arts Entrepreneurship program will get that plan together…step
by step. Let's tap into your intuitive gifts and upgrade our world, your contributions,
and your financial strength.
What Sets Us Apart
Creative artists are often reliant on artist agents and managers to build their careers, and with today's changes it is more important than ever for artists to retain ownership of their ideas. The 9-credit Arts Entrepreneurism Certificate gives you the tools, the strategy and business acumen to be business ready for monetizing your talent, avoid costly mistakes, and to be well equipped – with an entrepreneurial mindset, a strategic business plan and marketing toolkit – to enjoy being the change that you want to see in the world.
The three classes in this certificate cover business foundations for entrepreneurs, a marketing formula to implement and be up in business, as well as a third course from administrative or leadership programs. This resume-enhancing certificate is especially recommended for creative artists and professional students who wish to monetize their talent, or their own IP in the global creative industries.
Facilities & Technology
The Hub@TTU is an award-winning outlet devoted to providing a collaborative student media environment showcasing the news and the creativity of the Texas Tech community.
A range of guest speakers join us each semester from industry leaders as well as the TTU HUB
The Arts Entrepreneurship Minor/Certificate can compliment any undergraduate degree at Texas Tech, especially students completing a fine arts or other related field of study.
Courses are offered both online and in a hybrid format when possible. Some in-person presentations and meetings are required for most courses in the program.
ONLINE CATALOG INFORMATION
Alumni Success & Careers
Past Graduate Accomplishments
Arts Activism Cultural Centers
Cabaret Theatre Café
Arts Wellness Online Course
Performance Online and live intensive courses
Jazz Band Camp and Festival
Vocational Orchestra program
Arts Business Consultancy with online program
App for Students to meet and study with teachers online
New Orchestra for emerging artists
Solopreneur businesses in the creative arts, law, and entertainment fields
Performing arts management
Visual arts business sales
Online courses in all creative genres
Educational arts advisory services
Recording, video, and events companies