University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Creative Entrepreneurship Certificate

This certificate provides students with entrepreneurial skills geared specifically for arts and media careers and encourages students to explore course synergies found across the College of Arts and Media, the College of Business, and the Department of Public Administration and Policy.

The certificate is comprised of introductory business courses, area-specific courses, and a culminating practicum or internship. It is designed to supplement the Arts and Media curricula by providing administrative skills needed to be successful across the creative industries. A Certificate in Creative Entrepreneurship will provide applied practical training and will be available to all College of Arts and Media students within their four-year course plan.

Post-secondary Certificate - Creative Entrepreneurship


Required Courses9
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Required Courses

Note: Some special topics courses may fulfill this requirement with the consent of the Creative Entrepreneurship Director.

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:6
Principles of Financial Accounting
Business Models and Operations
Introduction to Entertainment Management
Evolution of the Music Industry: Past, Present, and Future
Event Management
Principles of Entertainment Management I
Entertainment Rsrch & Planning
Introduction to Public Service
Complete 3 credits of the following courses:3
Venue Management
Integrated Online Marketing
Digital Imaging I
Graphic Design Applications
First Amendment and Media Law
Social Media and Audience
Intro to Media Arts
Introduction to Film Editing
Intro to Web Design
Policy Process and Implementation
Solving Public Policy Problems with Data
Theatre for Social Justice
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete 3 credits of one of the following courses:3
Art Field Experience
Supervised Internship
Cooperative Education/Internship
Cooperative Education/Internship
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-