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Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship

The Undergraduate Music Entrepreneurship Certificate offers MU students an officially recognized core of courses dealing with the development, business, and publicity aspects of a musical career.  In today's fine arts economy, an increasingly viable and popular model is the "portfolio career," in which a person incorporates multiple roles (e.g. performer, teacher, advocate, manager, publicist, composer/arranger, etc.) rather than pursuing one narrowly defined career path.  Contextualizing the vision, skills, and networking activities needed to achieve a viable arts career, while offering a combination of theoretical and practical career preparation for Mizzou students, is the overarching aim of the Certificate.

Availability:  Aimed primarily at degree-seeking students in music and music education, this certificate is also available to students in other majors with a commitment to pursuing a career in the music industries. All students who wish to declare the certificate must receive approval from the School of Music by contacting Susan Worstell, WorstellS@missouri.edu.


Required Courses
MUS_GENL 4510Career Development for Musicians3
MUS_GENL 4512Principles of Arts Entrepreneurship3
MUS_GENL 4514Arts Marketing1
MUS_GENL 4516Grant Writing for the Arts1
MUS_GENL 4518Arts Industry Survey1
MUS_GENL 4520Non-Profit Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy in the Arts 2
MUS_GENL 4522Community Engagement in the Arts1
MUS_GENL 4530Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy in the Arts1
MUS_GENL 4540Music Entrepreneurship Practicum1-2
Total Credits14-15