Entrepreneurship

This program is designed to introduce artists and artisans to entrepreneurship.

Develop business acumen and management skills to be able to successfully start a new business or optimize an existing operation. Entrepreneurship is best learned through doing, so courses provide hands-on experience through practical projects, teamwork and simulations that will introduce all aspects of entrepreneurship within the arts. In addition to completing coursework in entrepreneurship, participate in co-curricular ensembles that further artistic skills while building entrepreneurial skill sets and abilities.


Courses

FOUNDATION COURSES

Course Code Course Name Course Hours
CEAB100 Foundations for Creative Enterprise 45
CEAB–101 Innovation Management 45
CEAB–102 Strategic Marketing 45
CEAB–103 Exploring Social Enterprise 45
CEAB–104 Leadership & Team Dynamics 45
CEAB–105 Personal Finance 45
CEAB–106 Business Finance 45
CEAB–107 Marketing Tactics 45
CEAB–120

 

Capstone Project or Practicum Placement 45
 

One elective course 

OR

36 hours of Professional Development Workshop participation

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Course Name Course Hours
CEAB–108 Project Management 45
CEAB–109 Not-for-Profit Management 45
CEAB–110 Fund Development and Donor Engagement 45

ELECTIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 Workshop Code Workshop Name Workshop Hours
CEPD-001 Grant & Proposal Writing 14
CEPD-004 Understanding Contracts 14

 

Fees
 

Fees Payable to AUArts
Fee Name Fee Amount
(not including GST)
Tuition* $4,400 
Technology Fee

$125

Processing Fee $75
Total $4,600

*Tuition for full certificate (10 Courses)

 

Other Fees/Student Expenses (estimated)
Textbooks $500
Total $500

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants should have, at a minimum, a Degree or Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution. 

    Canadian residents with international qualifications must provide an International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) evaluation indicating an equivalent level of education.
     
  2. Language Proficiency – English Language Proficiency (if educated outside Canada) 

    A score of 83% or higher on an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) on the Internet-based test (iBT), with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four testing sections, or 220 on the computer-based test (CBT). 
     
    A score of 70% or higher on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment, or a score of 70, or higher on the computer edition (CAEL CE).
     
    A score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Test (IELTS).

Completion Requirement

In addition to completing the required coursework, students will participate in elective courses OR professional development workshops that further artistic skills while building entrepreneurial skill sets and abilities.

Students are required to complete nine required courses, including a capstone project and can choose from two elective options.

 

  1. Complete one elective course.

    OR
     
  2. Complete at least 36 hours of a professional development workshops. Students can submit professional development taken elsewhere for assessment and consideration as a Professional Development equivalency.

Upon completion, students will receive a non-credit certificate administered by Alberta University of the Arts School of Continuing Education and Professional Development.