The Business of Art Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The 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 minimum grade of C is required in each course. This certificate requires a total of 18 units.

Required Entrepreneurship Courses (9 units):
BUS 181 F The Entrepreneurial Mindset (formerly Business Plan Development)3
or BUS 180 F Small Business Management
ART 123 FBusiness Practices in Art3
or MKT 201 F Small Business Promotions
ACCT 100 FSmall Business Accounting3
Choose 9 units from ONE ART 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
Introduction to Museum and Gallery Studies (formerly ART 122 F)3
Museum Studies - Exhibition Production (formerly ART 124 F)3
Museum Studies - Exhibition Design and Careers (formerly ART 125 F)3
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.