Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship
In today's fine arts economy, most artists have a "portfolio career" – incorporating multiple roles and income streams (e.g. performer, teacher, advocate, manager, publicist, composer/arranger, etc.) rather than pursuing one narrowly defined career path. The certificate provides an excellent foundation for those who want to become working artists, musicians, actors, designers, and for those who want work in arts management in businesses and non-profit organizations. It provides each student the unique opportunity to explore their own creative process and their ability to collaborate with others.
The Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship is meant to extend the study of an individual arts discipline. Students across the disciplines of Music, Theatre, and Visual Studies (Art, Art History, Design, Digital Storytelling, Film), benefit from the business, marketing and organizational skills offered by certificate courses to develop the skills needed to build a thriving career in the many arts industries. Aimed primarily at degree-seeking students in the School of Music, Department of Theatre, and School of Visual Studies, this certificate is also available to students in other departments as an add-on to a degree or as a stand-alone certificate.
All students who wish to declare the certificate should contact the Arts Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Pete Zambito.
- Career Development for Musicians, Theatre Artists, or Visual Artists (MUS_GENL 4510, THEATR 4510, or ART_VS 4510: 3 credits)
- Principles of Arts Entrepreneurship (MUS_GENL 4512, THEATR 4512, or ART_VS 4512: 3 credits)
- Arts Finance (MUS_GENL 4516, THEATR 4516, or ART_VS 4516: 3 credits)
- Arts Engagement (MUS_GENL 4514, THEATR 4514, or ART_VS 4514: 3 credits)
Graduate Courses (Pending Approval)
- Career Development for Musicians, Theatre Artists, or Visual Artists (MUS_GENL 7510, THEATR 7510, or ART_VS 7510: 3 credits)
- Principles of Arts Entrepreneurship (MUS_GENL 7512, THEATR 7512, or ART_VS 7512: 3 credits)
- Arts Finance (MUS_GENL 7516, THEATR 7516, or ART_VS 7516: 3 credits)
- Arts Engagement (MUS_GENL 7514, THEATR 7514, or ART_VS 7514: 3 credits)
Certificate in Jazz Studies
This program is designed for undergraduate music majors or graduate students who have already completed a degree in music. This certificate is designed to deepen the student’s preparation for a career in jazz performance or further study in jazz.
- Must meet prerequisites for the courses taken in the certificate
- Must audition for the required ensembles (see requirements below)
- Must audition for the program
- Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent)
- GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of the BM
- Must audition for ensembles (see requirements below)
- Must audition for the program
- Must demonstrate basic jazz keyboard proficiency or Jazz Piano Class (MUS_I_VT 1620) will be a required (not for graduate credit)
All students who wish to declare the certificate and audition should contact the Director of Jazz Studies, Sam Griffith.
Students must pass the following courses with a C- or higher:
- Jazz Piano Class (MUS_I_VT 1620, 1 credit)
- Jazz Ensembles (MUS_ENS 1841, 2 credits; one semester large jazz ensemble, one semester of small jazz combo)
- Jazz Harmony and Arranging I (MUS_THRY 7210, 2 credits)
- Jazz Harmony and Arranging II (MUS_THRY 7211, 2 credits)
- Jazz Improvisation (MUS_I_VT 7645, 2 credits)
- Historical Studies in Jazz and Popular Music (MUS_H_LI 4317, 3 credits)
- Advanced Large Jazz Ensemble (MUS_ENS 8841, 1 credit)
- Advanced Small Jazz Combo (MUS_ENS 8846, 1 credit)
- Studio Instruction (MUS_APMS 7435 or MUS_APMS 7455) and/or Jazz Ensemble(s) (MUS_ENS 8841 and/or MUS_ENS 8846): 2 credits
- Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging I (MUS_THRY 7210, 2 credits)
- Advanced Jazz Harmony and Arranging II (MUS_THRY 7211, 2 credits)
- Graduate Jazz Improvisation (MUS_I_VT 7645, 2 credits)
- Historical Studies in Jazz and Popular Music (MUS_H_LI 7317, 3 credits)
Instrumentalists (other than drummers):
Prepare one jazz standard and one blues in the key of your choice, improvising on each piece. Please provide your own accompaniment (Aebersold or other play-along CD).
Perform the following grooves at the prescribed tempos:
- Swing at 120 bpm
- Double-Time Swing at 240 bpm
- Bossa Nova at 100 bpm
- Samba (double-time bossa nova) at 100 bpm (half-note)
- Funk/Hiphop at 100 bpm
- Ballad (with brushes) at 80 bpm
- Alternating four (4) measures swing with four (4) measures solo at 120 bpm
Prepare one medium up-tempo jazz standard and one ballad, no more than one chorus of each. Please provide your own piano accompaniment (Aebersold or other play-along CD).