SLCC General Catalog

Creative Arts Entrepreneurship CP

CTE Certificate of Proficiency
19 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Creative Arts Entrepreneurship certificate program helps students develop an understanding of business processes, basic business principles, self-promotion, sales techniques, portfolio preparation, financial techniques and legal issues tailored specifically for students planning to work in creative fields such as the fine and applied arts, design, multimedia, film/video, music, and writing.

Career Opportunities

Most creative professionals will spend at least part if not all of their professional careers as independent small business owners (design studios, photo studios, sound production studios etc.), freelancers or contract workers. In each of these cases the basic understanding of targeted business principles is essential for success.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

NOTE:  This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. 

However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. 

Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.

Required Courses: (13 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1300

Money & Creative Prof

1

TBA

 

ART 1400

Copyright for Creat Prof

1

TBA

 

ART 1420

Salesmanship Promotion

2

TBA

 

ART 1440

Building Creative Bus

1

TBA

 

ART 1850

Prof Portfolio Career Prep

2

TBA

 

ACCT1110

Financial Accounting I

3

TBA

 

MGT 1100

Small Bus Mgmt

3

TBA

 

 

Elective Courses: (Select 6 Credits From The Following)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 2440

Web Site Design

3

TBA

ART/COMM/ENGL/FLM 1800

ART 2450

Web Animation

3

TBA

 

BUS 1040

Ethics at Work (ID)

3

TBA

 

BUS 1050

Foundation Business

3

TBA

ENGL 1010 or concurrently

BUS 2200

Bus Communication

3

TBA

ENGL 1010 w/grade or better

COMM 1080

Conflict Mgmt

3

TBA

 

COMM 2110

Interperson Comm

3

TBA

 

COMM 2200

Beg Video Prod

3

TBA

 

COMM 2300

Intro Public Reltn

3

TBA

 

COMM 2525

Website Promotion

4

TBA

COMM/ART 2440

COMM 2570

Intro Visual Comm

4

TBA

 

FASH 2500

Fashion Entreprship

3

TBA

 

MGT 2020

Entrepreneurship

3

TBA

BUS 1050, MKTG 1030 and ACCT 2020

MGT 2040

Business Statistics I

4

TBA

BUS 1050, CIS 1020, and MATH 1010 or FIN 1380

MGT 2070

Human Resource Mgmt

3

TBA

BUS 1050

MKTG 1030

Intro Marketing

3

TBA

 

MKTG 1070

Promotion

3

TBA

 

MKTG 1300

Bus Presentations

2

TBA

 

MKTG 1480

Sales

3

TBA

 

MKTG 2100

Marketing Info Mgmt

3

TBA

MKTG 1030

 
Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ART 1440

1

ART 1400

1

ART 1420

2

ART 1850

2

ART 1300

1

MGT 1100 

3

ELEC

3

ELEC

3

ACCT 1110

3

 

 

Total

10

Total

9

 

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. The classes designed to assist students in reaching the skill level necessary to enter the certificate and degree programs are computer applications, MATH 0990. Any class in the preparatory skills may be waived for students who can demonstrate equivalent skills. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before class may be taken.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Students develop a strong understanding of basic business structures and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will incorporate the correct governmental forms, get a business license and research the availability of business names. 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students learn and are able to discuss basic financial requirements for freelance work or small studio setup. Students create a project proposal with estimates to present to clients. Students estimate taxes and formulate strategies to protect the creative business.  

1, 2, 4

 

  • Students apply the basic principles of salesmanship and self-promotion including the creation of a complete sales presentation and the design of self-promotional items. Students are able to evaluate promotional options including the use and comparison of traditional, digital and social media.  

1, 4, 5

  • Discuss and interpret the basic principles of US copyrights in its many forms. Create and demonstrate a professional plan of action to protect creative output. Categorize and diagram the steps required for effective protection and licensing. 

1, 4, 5

  • Students create traditional and digital portfolios and participate in mock interviews

1, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Division

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-3361

Visual Art and Design Department

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
SC W138
801-957-3361

Academic Advisor
Gordon Storrs
SC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professors
Rob Adamson
Sheila Chambers
Rick Graham
Lana Gruendell

Associate Professor
Brent Budd
Kerry Gonzales
Whitney King Hyans
Neal Reiland

Assistant Professors
J. Chad Erekson
Terry Martin
Ed Rosenberger
Andrew Wilson

Instructors
Jessica Curran

Concurrent Enrollment 
Liaisons & Instructors
Brandon Kowallis
Trudy Richardson