Hands-on, Practical, Field Experience to Propel You Towards an Art-related Career
The minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies offers students hands-on, practical, field experience to propel them toward careers as professional artists, curators, designers, illustrators, researchers, leaders of non-profit and community arts organizations, or creative entrepreneurs.
Apprenticeships give students a competitive edge in the art world because they offer hands-on, real-world work experience and project-based learning. Through apprenticeships, students utilize the information they learned in such courses as Seminar: Make an Exhibition, Exploring Art in Philadelphia, Exploring Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Contemporary Curatorial Practices, Art History, and The Artist and the Exhibition: Gallery Practicum. Students can apprentice with artists, art historians, curators, galleries, museums, non-profits, art collectives, community organizations, art publications, and more.
This minor explores the current hybrid nature of arts-related careers (e.g. careers as curators, artists, entrepreneurs, administrators, etc.) and supports the values and realities behind the impulse to address the professional synthesis of arts administration, exhibition making, scholarship, production and marketing.
Students who want to minor in Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies should consult with Professor Abbey Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org. B.F.A .and B.A. Art and Design majors can only double count two courses when completing this minor. The remainder of the requirements for the minor must be completed in addition to the requirements for the normal B.A .or B.F.A. degrees in studio art, art history, scientific illustration, and art therapy.
An apprenticeship gives you a competitive edge in the fine arts world. It offers you hands-on, real-world work experience, and can help you launch a career as a professional artist, curator, member of non-profit arts organization, or creative enterprise commercial business owner.
During your apprenticeship, you'll utilizize the information you've learned in such courses as Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Contemporary Curatorial Practice, Art History, and the Gallery Practicum.
Apprenticeships can be with artists, art historians, curators, galleries, museums, non-profits, art collectives, community organizations, art publications, and more.
For the Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies, you are required to do one 4 credit or two 2 credit apprenticeships.