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Graduate Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship

The Graduate Music Entrepreneurship Certificate offers MU graduate students, as well as post-baccalaureate students in the MU community, 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 would be also be available to students as an add-on to a degree or as a stand-alone certificate. All students who wish to declare the certificate must receive approval from our certificate director, Prof. Jonathan Kuuskoski.


Required Courses
MUS_GENL 7510Career Development for Musicians3
MUS_GENL 7512Principles of Arts Entrepreneurship3
MUS_GENL 7514Arts Marketing1
MUS_GENL 7516Grant Writing for the Arts1
MUS_GENL 7518Arts Industry Survey1
MUS_GENL 7520Non-Profit Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy in the Arts2
MUS_GENL 7522Community Engagement in the Arts1
MUS_GENL 7530Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy in the Arts1
MUS_GENL 7540Music Entrepreneurship Practicum2
Total Credits15