Program Information

The AME minor leverages resources from across the academic spectrum to provide a holistic, interdisciplinary perspective for anyone interested in the arts.

Learning Goals & Program Requirements

Literacy in the Arts

Ideally, the Arts Management & Entrepreneurship minor should be paired with a major or minor in the arts, but the minor is open to any student who demonstrates a working familiarity with at least one artistic discipline.

Choose 2 courses or 8 credits from any combination of the following:

  • ART (all courses)
  • CMS (only 200, 201, 202, 401)
  • DAN (all except 381)
  • ENG (all courses)
  • HIS (only 218, 344)
  • MUS (all except 131/2, 231, 400)
  • THE (all courses)
  • WLC: FRS/GRS/HPS/ILC (all courses above 302, except 375 & HPS307)

Courses designated as intern-/externships, field studies, on/off-campus research, departmental junior/senior seminars, and/or SCE may not be counted in this category, except with permission of the Program Director.

Arts Industries & Organizations

This requirement introduces students to the goals, operations, and responsibilities of arts organizations, both within and beyond their respective industries.

Choose 1 of the following courses:

  • ART/BUS/DAN/MUS/THE 375 Arts Administration
  • ENG 354 Literary Editing & Publishing
  • ANT 360 Museum Studies
  • CMS 300 Creative & Information Economies
  • BUS 234 Introduction to NonProfit Management

Financial Resources

This requirement instructs students in how to understand and manage assets, revenue, and expenses to build sustainability, increase impact, and make decisions.

Take 2 required courses:

  • ECN 112 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 112 Introduction to Financial Accounting

Marketing & Development

This requirement teaches students how to engage in research, relationship-building, and outreach to potential audiences, donors, and other stakeholders.

Take 1 required course:

  • *BUS 111 Principles of Marketing 


This requirement allows students to broaden their knowledge of the field by exploring other subject areas related to arts management and entrepreneurship.

Choose 1 of the following courses:

Discipline-Specific Management

  • *ANT/HIS 474 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resource Management
  • THE 371 Stage Management
  • Any course listed above under “Arts Industries & Organizations”

Entrepreneurship & Strategic Planning

  • *BUS 320 Entrepreneurship
  • EDU 341 Designing and Measuring Learning Experiences

Leadership & Collaboration

  • BUS 302 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 334 Leadership
  • *PSY 323 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Data Literacy

  • BUS 109 or MAT 109 Statistics
  • *BUS 212 Managerial Accounting
  • *BUS 223 Marketing Research Methods
  • ECN 215 Data Analysis

Law, Ethics, & Policy

  • BUS 303 Legal Environment of Business
  • *BUS 360 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • POL 102 American Government and Politics

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • *ANT 320 Race and Ethnicity
  • *ANT 420 Media and Power
  • EDU 318 Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in Education
  • ENG 374 Main Divisions in American Culture: Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Generation, Class
  • ENG 376 Culture of the Old / Cultures of the Young
  • *SOC 221 Social Inequalities


  • CMS 150 Public Speaking
  • ENG 201 The Art of Rhetoric
  • ENG 224 Introduction to Journalism

Experiential Learning / Fieldwork

This component enables students to apply and expand their understanding of arts management and entrepreneurship by completing an off-campus internship in a professional arts organization.

Complete at least 2 credits worth of internship(s):

  • AME 1/2/3/490 Internship

Notes: Internships must be approved in advance by the AME Program Director, and may not count toward another program (except with special permission of both the AME Director and the applicable department chair).


  • *Courses marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisites.
  • Special Topics, transfer courses, and other relevant coursework not listed above may count toward the minor with permission of the Program Director.
  • The same course may not be counted in more than one of the categories listed above.
  • No more than 12 credits (3 courses) from any single department may be applied to the minor.
  • The AME program places no restrictions on double-counting of coursework between AME and other majors/minors/concentrations—except for the required internship, which is registered within AME and may not count toward another program except with special permission of both the AME Program Director and the applicable department chair.



Navigating the AME Minor

Year 1

Arts Literacy 

Get to know the WC arts community by taking classes in your favorite arts discipline(s).

Year 2

Business Core 

Complement your arts skills with courses in marketing & finance.

Year 3


Get to know your chosen industry and develop your leadership skills.

Year 4


Apply your classroom learning in a professional context.