The entrepreneurship and arts management program empowers you to change the way people experience art, create methods to manage time and activities, promote other artists, and much more through a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Why Study Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at UNC Asheville?

Outside the Classroom

At UNC Asheville, we take pride in our vibrant learning environment. We encourage you to join student clubs and organizations, explore study abroad opportunities, and engage in a holistic educational experience beyond the classroom.

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Research Opportunities

Unleash your creativity through independent research opportunities, such as through our Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Project (URCAP). Or, enroll in AME 499, an independent research course where you explore your interests under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Study Abroad

Studying arts or business abroad offers you the opportunity to embark on an exciting journey that adds value to your college experience and helps you stand out to employers. Discover study abroad options at UNC Asheville and envision where your arts management education can take you.


Learn from UNC Asheville’s distinguished faculty, who bring a range of expertise to the classroom. Focused on an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts education, our arts management and entrepreneurship faculty strive to support students’ unique journeys, both during their time at UNC Asheville and beyond.

Careers & Outcomes

Diverse career opportunities await arts management and entrepreneurship graduates. Their expertise in business and art blends seamlessly with the B.A. in interdisciplinary studies and makes them versatile professionals and leaders who drive innovation and sustainability within the arts and cultural landscape. Equipped with a deep understanding of arts administration, marketing, and entrepreneurship, they find rewarding careers in various sectors, including arts organizations, cultural institutions, event management, and creative enterprises.

The academic rigor and practical experiences offered within our arts management and entrepreneurship program serve as a springboard for those aiming to make a lasting impact in the ever-evolving field of arts and culture. With the ability to combine artistic passion with strategic business acumen, our alumni also transition into prestigious graduate programs, specializing in areas such as arts management, business administration, or cultural policy.

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Discover, Create, and Lead in the Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Program

Designed to ignite your passion for the arts while equipping you with the skills to navigate the dynamic landscape of arts management and entrepreneurship, our program cultivates a keen understanding of the business side of the arts. Prepare to foster your own creative vision as our program empowers you to take the lead in shaping the future of the arts industry. 

Join our community that not only appreciates the arts but also possesses the acumen to drive innovation and success in this dynamic field.

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