The Business of Art Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Business of Art Certificate combines business coursework in entrepreneurship, marketing and accounting with courses focused on studio arts, art management and leadership practices for a self-employed career in Art. Students examine methods for sustaining a self-directed career in the arts and for making their art viable in the marketplace. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. This certificate requires a total of 18 units.

Required Entrepreneurship Courses (9 units):
ACCT 100 FSmall Business Accounting3
ART 123 FBusiness Practices in Art3
or MKT 201 F Small Business Promotions
BUS 180 FSmall Business Management3
or BUS 181 F The Entrepreneurial Mindset (formerly Business Plan Development)
Art Module Courses (select 9 units from one module listed below):9
Painter Module
Advanced Painting I3
Advanced Painting II3
Portfolio Preparation and Artwork Presentation3
Sculptor Module
Three-Dimensional Design3
Advanced Sculpture3
Advanced Sculpture II3
Jeweler Module
Three-Dimensional Design3
Advanced Jewelry Casting3
Advanced Jewelry Fabrication3
Ceramist Module
Three-Dimensional Design3
Intermediate Ceramics3
Advanced Ceramics3
Tile Module
Basic Design3
Three-Dimensional Design3
Tile III3
Gallery Module
ART 122 F
Museum Studies - Exhibition Production3
ART 125 F
Illustrator Module
Composition for Artists: Elements and Principles3
Advanced Illustration3
Portfolio Preparation and Artwork Presentation3
Total Units18

Outcome 1: Analyze ways to create a livelihood in a chosen arts discipline by identifying a unique, self-directed, non-traditional, and entrepreneurial pathway.

Outcome 2: Develop skills in marketing, self-promotion, and business planning.

Outcome 3: Use a working vocabulary of small business terminology.