MORE cross-disciplinary courses AND Student Art Space interns wanted!

Published on May 8, 2012

Hello Undergraduates,
Opportunities keep coming in that I can’t help but let you know about.  
The following course has a time change:
Creative Entrepreneurship
ARTS 491-006
Fridays, 9-11:30A, Pollak 321
3 credits
Students engage their creative thinking abilities, processes and methodologies to identify needs, and transform opportunities into sustainable business ventures. Students evaluate entrepreneurial development, strategies and challenges from case studies and industry professionals. The primary outcome of this course is a student team-developed, executable business plan.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Define Creative Entrepreneurship as a unique, innovative form of entrepreneurship that emerges from the creative disciplines.
2. Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and assess the current state of entrepreneurship. 
3. Apply creative thinking as a strategic process that the matches needs of populations with innovative, sustainable solutions.
4. Identify and evaluate opportunities for new venture creation and ventures within existing organizations.
5. Design methods of discovery and information gathering from a variety of sources in order to identify needs.
6. Use a range of tools for turning an idea into reality: designing a business model; writing a business plan; building an effective team; financing an opportunity; creating an innovative marketing program; planning for growth and the unexpected.
7. Support the function and value of the individual and the interdisciplinary team in project development and project management, and entrepreneurial opportunity.
8. Engage in entrepreneurial practice.
9. Debate ethical, environmental, economic, sociological and cultural issues related to entrepreneurship.
The following course is now available once again:
Message Therapy ARTS 375-903
3 creditsT/Th 7-8:15pm Pollak 211
Effective communication across mediums. Are you attracting and keeping attention and interest? Do you know how to effectively communicate about your work, promote an event/person/product, tell a story? This class will teach how to improve listening and communication skills and connect with audiences. Core focus: honing insight; sticky messaging; creating compelling communication. If you want to learn how to give someone a good massage, this is not the course for you.
We are also looking for managers of the Student Art Space in the Commons!!! If you are interested in that opportunity (its for ARTS credit only) let me know by responding to this email.  Students will be interviewed for the positions this summer!
Jody Symula |  Director of Student Services
School of the Arts |  Virginia Commonwealth University
phone: 804.828.9313  |  facsimile: 804.828.6469