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Non-credit certificate program offered at Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University will be offering an “Entrepreneurship in the Arts” certificate program starting in early February.  This non-credit certificate program is targeted at artists of all disciplines who seek to support themselves through their art.

Courses will be offered Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 5 with the last class the evening of March 19.  Participants are able to register for individual sessions for $39 each or $219 for all six sessions.  These sessions are open to community members throughout the region. 

Sessions include:

  • Feb. 5-Entrepreneurship 101
  • Feb. 12-Legal issues in entrepreneurship 
  • Feb 19-Marketing and the entrepreneur
  • Feb. 26-What every entrepreneur needs to know about financials
  • March 3-Entrepreneurial event planning
  • March19-Meet the arts entrepreneur

The courses are designed to help artists become entrepreneurial in managing and shaping their careers and developing the skills required for creating market-based opportunities in the arts. Courses will be taught by experts in the fields of the fine arts and business including: Dr. Priscilla Romkema, dean of the college of business and technology at BHSU; Dr. Ken Schallenkamp, associate professor of business at BHSU; Dr. Annette Ryerson, assistant professor of business at BHSU; Sheila Aaker, assistant dean in the college of business and technology at BHSU; Doug Stevens, attorney and adjunct instructor at BHSU; Laura Prosser, assistant professor of accounting and economics at BHSU; and Liz Diers, assistant professor of business at BHSU.

For additional information, contact Cheryl Templeton at or call 642-6321.  Participants may also visit

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