About the Minor
Open to all majors. 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.
Advisers: Jill Pederson and Abbey Ryan
Students who want to minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies should consult with the Department Chair. B.F.A. and B.A. Art & 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 B.A. or B.F.A. degrees in Studio Art, Art History, Scientific Illustration and Art Therapy.