Minor in Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (PAME)

Department of Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Department of Theatre & Drama

The department of Theatre & Drama invites exceptional undergraduate students (in SMTD, LSA, or Ross) to add arts business training and entrepreneurship to their academic portfolio. Such training is intended to amplify the careers of students engaged with performance through  knowledge  and  skills  that increase and broaden the impact of their artistic talents.


The Minor in Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (PAME) requires a minimum of 15 credits with at least five courses from three categories.  Click here for the full curriculum.

How To Apply

Students interested in this program must take at least one course from the list of introductory courses to become eligible for the minor. Once an introductory course is completed successfully, the student would interview with the PAME or EXCEL Academic Advisor and apply for admission to the minor.

Please send inquiries regarding the SMTD application process to To learn more about SMTD, sign up for an Information Session.


Entrepreneurship & Leadership
Jonathan Kuuskoski, chair
Matt Albert
Amy Chavasse
Mark Clague, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs
Aaron Dworkin
Christianne Myers
Tiffany Ng

Associated Faculty
Sara Billman
Matthew Dear
Ken Fischer
Andrew Kuster
Kari Dion-Landry
Jay LeBoeuf
Carrie Throm

Theatre & Drama
Priscilla Lindsay chair, acting, directing
Daniel Cantor acting, directing
José Casas playwriting
Gary Decker scenic & lighting design
Gillian Eaton acting
Anita Gonzalez global theatre
Holly Hughes performance art
Tzveta Kassabova movement
Ashley Lucas Prison Creative Arts Project
Janet Maylie acting
Rob Murphy scenic and lighting design
Christianne Myers costume design
Mbala Nkanga world performance, theatre studies
Sarah M. Oliver, costume design
Christina Traister acting, stage combat
Malcolm Tulip acting, directing, movement
Nancy Uffner stage management
E.J. Westlake theatre history

associated faculty
Toni Auletti scenic painting
Enoch Brater dramatic literature
Patrick Drone properties
Douglas Edwards technical theatre
Jake Hooker
Andy Kirshner Interarts performance
Petra Kuppers performance studies
Jeffrey Kuras arts management
Richard Lindsay technical theatre
Geoff Packard
Henry Reynolds sound design