Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries-Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology - Carnegie Mellon University

Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries

The industries that are emerging out of technology and arts fields require equally innovative approaches to business. Entrepreneurs in these fields must be able to navigate new markets, identify the diverse experts who will be able to skillfully collaborate with each other, and lead those teams from concept to product.

Students in the Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries concentration will develop the knowledge and skills to lead and innovate in creative industries. Their interdisciplinary, hands-on coursework will emphasize the conceptualization of innovative products and the structuring of innovation processes. They will explore the formation, operation, and management of diverse teams which can address multiple dimensions of complex problem spaces and produce breakthrough solutions. Students will round out their knowledge in courses on venture creation and entrepreneurship principles.


To complete a minor in Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries, College of Fine Arts and Dietrich College students will take one of the three technical portal courses:

  • 15-104 Introduction to Computing for Creative Practice
  • 18-090 Introduction to Signal Processing for Creative Practice
  • 16-223 Introduction to Physical Computing.

College of Engineering, Tepper, School of Computer Science, and Mellon College of Science students will take either:

  • 62-150 Introduction to Media Synthesis & Analysis or
  • 16-223 Introduction to Physical Computing portal courses.

All students are required to take:

  • 73-100 Principles of Economics

We urge students to complete 73-100 before taking one of the following Tepper courses:

  • 70-416 New Venture Creation - offered by Tepper and CEI
  • 70-425 Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries - offered by Tepper and CEI

Both groups of students will also need to take one of the following courses:

Capstone Project Course

Students will also have the option of proposing a one-semester, interdisciplinary mentored project that needs to be approved by both their primary and IDeATe advisors.