Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts - META
META is a cross-disciplinary collaborative that focuses on rigorous project-based learning to uniquely address the changing landscape of creative industries and potentially foster the growth of small businesses. The META curriculum emphasizes:
- Communication skills
- Collaborative work
- Creative problem solving
- Entrepreneurial mindset
The program gives USF students an advanced opportunity to experience and develop a variety of skill sets important not only in their chosen field, but crucial for understanding fundamental business components, industry interaction, and spurring entrepreneurial ventures in the community. Students in most majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply to the program at the end of their sophomore year. Benefit to students include:
- Mentorship by faculty and industry professionals
- Extensive hands-on learning that addresses the way current students learn
- Project based learning contributes to the development of team work and collaboration skills
- Interdisciplinary learning which equips students to succeed in a multifaceted work environment
- Students graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to start their own business
- Teaches core business concepts and entrepreneurial thinking along with technical skills
- Creates a competitive environment that encourages students to work harder
First META Year (Junior Status) focuses on developing the fundamental understanding of the META disciplines and developing the skill set to complete a successful project. Students will gain META experience through internal USF projects.
Second META Year (Senior Status) is designated to gaining experience working in teams for outside agencies and businesses. Students will work in teams to complete projects selected by the META Faculty. Students may also complete their Senior Capstone Course in META hours.
View the Curriculum Plan for the META Program.
Accepting Students into META:
- Students apply in the Sophomore Year
- Portfolio of work which is defined by discipline
- Interview with META Faculty Team
- Students must have a minimum career GPA of 3.0
- META Application
For more information contact Andrea Robinson Hinsey, META Director, at 260-399-7700, ext. 8018 or email@example.com.