Certificate of Proficiency | 19 credits minimum
Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-3361
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor SCC, 1.061.ME (801) 957-3114
Academic Advisor SCC, 1.061.MD (801) 957-3125
ADAMSON, Rob - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
CHAMBERS, Sheila - Professor, BA Communications, MFA Illustration
CURRAN, Jessica -Assistant Professor, BS Graphic Design, MS Graphic Communications Technology Management, MFA Media Design
EREKSON, J. Chad - Assistant Professor, BFA Animation
GONZALES, Kerry - Associate Professor, BFA Graphic Design
GRAHAM, Rick - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
GRUENDELL, Lana - Professor, AAS Graphic Design, BFA Drawing & Painting, MEd Educational Technology
HYANS, Whitney King - Associate Professor, BS Photography, BFA Photography, MFA Photography
MARTIN, Terry - Assistant Professor, CERT Photography, AAS / AA General & Photography, BFA Equivalent Photography
REILAND, Neal - Associate Professor, BA Business Administration Marketing / Advertising
ROSENBERGER, Ed - Assistant Professor, AS General, BFA Photography
WILSON, Andrew - Assistant Professor, BA Business Administration Visual Technology / Internet Emphasis, MBA Business Administration
Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting
The Creative Arts Entrepreneurship certificate program helps students develop an understanding of business processes, basic business principles, self-promotion, sales techniques, portfolio preparation, financial techniques and legal issues tailored specifically for students planning to work in creative fields such as the fine and applied arts, design, multimedia, film/video, music, and writing.
Most creative professionals will spend at least part if not all of their professional careers as independent small business owners (design studios, photo studios, sound production studios etc.), freelancers or contract workers. In each of these cases the basic understanding of targeted business principles is essential for success.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is two semesters.
NOTE: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
|1. Students develop a strong understanding of basic business structures and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will incorporate the correct governmental forms, get a business license and research the availability of business names.
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|2. Students learn and are able to discuss basic financial requirements for freelance work or small studio setup. Students create a project proposal with estimates to present to clients. Students estimate taxes and formulate strategies to protect the creative business.
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|3. Students apply the basic principles of salesmanship and self-promotion including the creation of a complete sales presentation and the design of self-promotional items. Students are able to evaluate promotional options including the use and comparison of traditional, digital and social media.
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|4. Discuss and interpret the basic principles of US copyrights in its many forms. Create and demonstrate a professional plan of action to protect creative output. Categorize and diagram the steps required for effective protection and licensing.
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|5. Students create traditional and digital portfolios and participate in mock interviews
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