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Arts & Entrepreneurship (Graduate Certificate)

The graduate certificate in Arts & Entrepreneurship focuses on helping students cultivate tools that are essential to launching and sustaining successful for-profit, non-profit, and community-based arts programs and initiatives that place art at the forefront of social innovation. These tools include creating sustainable business plans, grant writing, fundraising, social media marketing, cultivating and engaging stakeholders, arts administration, and social entrepreneurial and design thinking skills.  These skills are paired with critical tools drawn from studying the social, political, economic and cultural value of arts-based innovations. The certificate is intended for individuals interested in studio and/or the performing arts, including painting, sculpture, metalwork, graphic design, cartooning, illustration, letterpress, music, dance, theatre, film and video.

Arts & Entrepreneurship (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Arts & Entrepreneurship at ODU like?

The graduate certificate in Arts & Entrepreneurship focuses on helping students cultivate tools that are essential to launching and sustaining successful for-profit, non-profit, and community-based arts programs and initiatives that place art at the forefront of social innovation. These tools include creating sustainable business plans, grant writing, fundraising, social media marketing, cultivating and engaging stakeholders, arts administration, and social entrepreneurial and design thinking skills.  These skills are paired with critical tools drawn from studying the social, political, economic and cultural value of arts-based innovations. The certificate is intended for individuals interested in studio and/or the performing arts, including painting, sculpture, metalwork, graphic design, cartooning, illustration, letterpress, music, dance, theatre, film and video.

Program Highlights


What makes Arts & Entrepreneurship at ODU unique?

  • The program focuses on generating entrepreneurial solutions that solve seemingly intractable problems in the Arts. In particular, students are encouraged to address problems of equity and finance.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Curators

$58,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.

Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other

$37,360

MEDIAN SALARY


All office and administrative support workers not listed separately.

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

$78,720

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Art Directors

$103,510

MEDIAN SALARY


Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Arts & Entrepreneurship at ODU?

ARTS 550:
Printmaking Studio


Experimental work in selected print media.

THEA 561:
Arts Administration


This course is an examination of the arts institutions, issues, and forces that shape the contemporary arts world including artists' rights, public art, corporate support, censorship, and multiculturalism. The course will cover Community Involvement, Collaborative Processes and Civil Societies, Theory and Practice of Planning, Public and Non-Profit Management, Organizational Behavior, Labor Management Relations, and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

PADM 713:
Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations


This course introduces students to fundraising principles of nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on different types of philanthropy, fundraising theories and practices, and motivations of givers. They will develop skills in creative problem solving for fundraising practice while learning to analyze and evaluate the fundraising process and methods. Additionally, students will develop the ability to synthesize and integrate current information and emerging ideas into a fundraising strategy and to think critically and analytically about a variety of fundraising perspectives.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Arts & Entrepreneurship at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Arts & Entrepreneurship should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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Meet Your Enrollment Team

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PROFESSOR


Name:

Tim Anderson


Location:

3042 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23508



Office:

757-683-3719


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Office Manager


Name:

Theresa Hughes


Location:

3041 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3823


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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