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College to Offer Two Courses in Arts Entrepreneurship in Spring 2015

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The College of Arts and Architecture announces two three-credit courses in arts entrepreneurship for spring 2015, open to students enrolled in any major within the college.

A&A 297-A, Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship, introduces arts markets and consumption models for emerging arts entrepreneurs, and explores issues in marketing aesthetic products and creating/communicating artistic value. The course will meet Monday/Wednesday in 118 Borland, 9:05–10:20 a.m.

In A&A 297-B, Practical Arts Entrepreneurship, students will envision a customized arts venture, complete with a feasibility study; learn arts business start-up; and develop skills in entrepreneurial decision-making. The course will meet Monday/Wednesday in 118 Borland Building, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Students are NOT required to take A&A 297-A in order to take A&A 297-B.

Both courses will be taught by Jonathan Gangi, the college’s first faculty member in arts entrepreneurship. Gangi, who received his doctor of musical arts degree in classical guitar performance from the University of South Carolina, previously taught arts entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University, where he was faculty advisor to the school’s Arts Entrepreneurship Student Group. He is an affiliate faculty member in the Penn State School of Music, teaching classical guitar. For more on Gangi, click here.

For more information on the arts entrepreneurship program in the College of Arts and Architecture, visit http://sites.psu.edu/artsentrepreneurship/.