Are You Smarter Than a College Freshman?

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Lyndon State College in Vermont will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Performing Arts Management in the fall of 2010.  With concentrations in artist management, venue management, and theater operations management, the degree will prepare students to serve in administrative, managerial and leadership positions in an area related to music and performing arts.

Whether or not you have any interest in attending college in Vermont, the core classes in this degree also serve as a useful checklist for any arts entrepreneur’s skill set.  They include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Business Software
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Ethics
  • Fiscal Management
  • Event Management and Promotion
  • Strategic Media Communication
  • Introduction to Media Communication

How would you rank your strengths in each of these areas?  What action can you take today to shore up any weak spots in your own skill set?