Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Minor (AME)

The Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (AME) minor is designed for students seeking a career in the arts who also want to develop skills in management, legal and ethical practices, marketing, self-promotion, and entrepreneurship. Students will also learn best practices in arts leadership and advocacy so they can make a difference in their communities.

Current Classes

You can find all current classes for the Arts Management and Entrepreneurship minor here.

Minor Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses (22 credit hours): 

ACCT 215 - Principles of Accounting I (3)
ARTS 310 - Arts and Ideas (3-4)   (designated topics)
IST 200 - Ideas to Action (2)
MGMT 130 - Introductory Seminar in Organizations (2)
MGMT 250 - Marketing Principles (4)
MGMT 360 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship (2)

An additional six hours must be completed. Students can choose from the following courses:

ARTH 420 - Museum Studies (4)
DRAM 220 - Stage Management (2)
ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 306 - Managerial Finance (3)
LANG 354 - Professional Writing (4)
MCOM 104 - Media, Ethics and Society (4)
MCOM 201 - Basic Journalism (4)
MCOM 293 - Mass Media Workshop (2-4)   (designated topics only)
MCOM 294 - Mass Media Workshop (2-4)   (designated topics only)
MCOM 295 - Mass Media Workshop (2-4)   (designated topics only)
MCOM 393 - Issues in Media Studies (4)   (designated topics only)
MCOM 394 - Issues in Media Studies (4)   (designated topics only)
MCOM 395 - Issues in Media Studies (4)   (designated topics only)
MGMT 230 - Organizational Behavior and Theory (4)
MGMT 300 - Legal and Ethical Environment (4)
MGMT 363 - The Entrepreneurial Experience (2)
MUSC 382 - Music Industry and Business I (3)
MUSC 383 - Music Industry and Business II (3)
NM 101 - Digital Design Principles (4)
NM 231 - Introduction to Web Page and Interactive Design (4)

One-half of the hours required for a minor must be completed in residence at UNC Asheville, to include at least 6 hours at the 300-400 level. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on minor courses taken at UNC Asheville.

For details about the minor requirements, visit catalog.unca.edu

How to Declare the Minor

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

Program Director Contact Information

Laura Bond, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Drama
120 Whitesides Hall, CPO 1820
828.232.2992
lbond@unca.edu