Your Idea. Our Program.
Launch your own arts nonprofit in an immersive, hands-on learning environment, or create a new for-profit enterprise that changes the cultural landscape.
Arts Entrepreneurship in Action
From our students:
“With a rigorous, cross-disciplinary curriculum that combines unparalleled resources, this program offered me a practical roadmap for building a business.” –Chelsea Wang, Fall ’19
“The unique program at Purchase not only provided me the time and framework to develop the concept for my company; it gave me the chance to build my skills, grow as an entrepreneur, and revisualize what my career could be.” –Duke Burger, Fall ’20
To reshape the landscape of the creative sector, arts managers and professionals need the ability to think and work as entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA program enables creative and artistically-minded students to imagine, identify, and build enterprises that will form and sustain the arts and culture worlds of the future.
- One of the only programs of its kind in the country
- Evening and online courses suitable for working professionals
- Courses for the Fall 2021 semester will be online, with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods to allow students to engage in face-to-face discussion and collaborative learning
- Affordable master’s degree program
- Part-time option, less than $1,600 per course
Graduate capstone results in the creation of a fully formed business plan
Courtney Harge, member advisor at Fractured Atlas, has joined Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA students for lectures on crowdfunding and fiscal sponsorship.
Yuchen Zhang, fashion tech designer, entrepreneur, and CEO of Wearable Media, spoke to Entrepreneurship in the Arts students about balancing profit and product with artistic vision, innovation, and social commentary.
She’ll spend 2021–2022 at the University of Messina in Sicily.
Jamala Johns, a New York-based artist and creative director, spoke to Entrepreneurship in the Arts students about developing a holistic career and brand while practicing self-care.