Certificate Program in Creative Entrepreneurship
Acquire the skills to financially support yourself as a visual artist or entrepreneur in art and related design fields with Temple’s Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Entrepreneurship. This 12-credit certificate is a collaboration between the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and the Fox School of Business and Management and designed for students looking to turn their creative practice into a viable business enterprise. The certificate program teaches entrepreneurship and basic business acumen through a blend of coursework and optional internships offered through both the Fox and Tyler schools.
Participate in a social impact or new venture internship as well as a field internship that provides hands-on learning and practical experience in a setting relevant to your course of study. Learn the necessary skills to make a living as an artist including
- how to launch your freelancing business or a startup company,
- using trials and tests on your way to success,
- seeking investors and funding, and
- strategic management and business plans, among other topics.
The certificate is available for alumni, continuing ed/nonmatriculating students, and students in other Tyler and non-Tyler degree programs, except for the BFA with entrepreneurship degree programs.
Classes & Curriculum
Coursework for the Certificate in Creative Entrepreneurship focuses on developing the knowledge and skills to turn creative passion into a successful business enterprise. Students learn the skills they need to succeed as working artists through a mix of coursework, field internships and study abroad opportunities.
Tyler course options include
- Art Career Workshop,
- Field Internship,
- Professional Practices in Craft,
- Rome Internship, and
- The Business of Design.