Minors & Certificates

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
Christianne Myers Interim Chair, costume design
Daniel Cantor acting, directing
José Casas playwriting
Antonio Cuyler arts management
Antonio Disla performance, African-American drama
Jess Fialko production and lighting
Dipu Gupta digital media
Jake Hooker theatre history, community engagement
Amy E. Hughes theatre history
Holly Hughes performance art
Foster Johns voice and speech, acting
Kevin Judge scenic design
Tzveta Kassabova movement
Priscilla Lindsay acting, directing
Ashley Lucas, theatre for social change
Rob Murphy scenic and lighting design
Mbala Nkanga world performance, theatre studies
Sarah M. Oliver costume technology and design
Geoff Packard acting, directing, playwriting
Emilio Rodriquez playwriting
Ari Solotoff arts management
Christina Traister acting, stage combat
Malcolm Tulip acting, directing, movement
Nancy Uffner stage management
Christopher Vergara resident designer
Samantha White  arts management, guest director


Toni Auletti scenic painting
Enoch Brater dramatic literature
Laura Brinker, costumes
Patrick Drone properties
Douglas Edwards technical theatre
Andy Kirshner Interarts performance
Petra Kuppers performance studies
Jeffrey Kuras arts management
Richard Lindsay technical theatre
Henry Reynolds sound design