Arts & Culture

UK Offers Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking for Arts Administration Students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 30, 2017) The University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration in conjunction with the College of Communication and Information is encouraging undergraduate students to venture out and capitalize on the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking (iNET).   

The program aims to provide a convenient way for students to receive the certification along with their current workload. Students enrolled in the program need only take four additional courses; two required classes and two electives that will prepare them for future entrepreneurial endeavors.

“The iNET certificate offers our students a new way to think about their futures," said Rachel Shane, chair of the Department of Arts Administration in the UK College of Fine Arts. "When they start realizing that they can make a difference in their community through innovation and entrepreneurship, their options for careers expand.”

To enroll in the program, students must contact their academic advisors to set up an appointment. To earn the certificate students must take:

  • COM 381: Communication, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Thinking;
  • EXP 455: Capstone Experience in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking; and  
  • two approved elective courses from an extensive list.

Participation in this program also provides students valuable connections with other entrepreneurial thinkers, as well as local entrepreneurial mentors.

“I encourage our students in Arts Administration to add the iNET certificate so that they can gain experiences working with students in different majors to accomplish like-minded goals,” Shane said.

For more information on the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking program contact Kimberly Parker, iNET academic director, at  

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