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NUvention: Arts and Entertainment

Applications for the Spring 2022 section of NUvention: Arts and Entertainment will open in Winter 2022.NUvention: Arts and Entertainment (ENTREP 476) targets students from across Northwestern with a passion for the arts. Our hope is to facilitate the creation, innovation, and organization of new ideas and companies in the field of creative arts. The goal of this course is to help students understand that success in the arts is a function of passion, work ethic, talent, and entrepreneurial drive. Those applying for this class should share a desire to learn about and/or desire to start a company in the creative arts. 

In the past twenty years, digital disruption has upended many industries including the music, film, and television, and has erased most of the barriers to entry in those industries. Furthermore, the transparency of the Internet has shifted the power from large corporations to anyone who has a great idea, talent, and Internet connectivity. Digital technology allows artists to have greater control over their careers and enables entrepreneurs to create new companies that disrupt the traditional way of doing things.  

NUvention: Arts and Entertainment studies how different industries within the arts currently work and examines opportunities for disruption through a variety of teaching approaches including:

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Quarter Time Location
Spring 2022 TBD TBD

Recent Projects

Creative Collab

Creative Collab is a connectivity app that helps creatives find success in the film & TV industry.


Dandelion is a non-profit studio and co-working space that empowers creative communities.


Ensemble is a new business model that provides boutique artist-fan interactions.

The Seen

The Seen stimulates local music scene by gamifying the engagement and attendance of community members at events.


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