Undergraduate Catalog: 2019-20

Media Entrepreneurship and Training in the Arts Minor

META promotes the development of skills and experiences needed to thrive in a professional career. This two-year program brings together students from all majors—science, technology, business, visual/digital arts, and more—to collaborate on innovative projects for community and corporate clients. This course of study is distinctive to the University of Saint Francis.

META focuses on rigorous project-based learning to uniquely address the changing landscape of diverse careers and potentially foster growth of small businesses. Students may apply in their freshmen year to join this strategic planning and communication agency. META students complete 15 credit hours to earn the META Minor.

Students graduate with the skills and experience employers seek:

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Effective communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organization
  • Networking
  • Problem solving

META Mission Statement

META impacts our community by researching, planning, creating and executing innovative projects

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students in the META Program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and while utilizing technology.
  • Function effectively as a teammate or team leader to produce a successful client project.
  • Research, develop, and present a client project.
  • Apply the fundamental principles of design, entrepreneurship, marketing, public relations, business and strategic planning to assigned projects.

Admission Requirements

  • Student applications are due the end of fall semester to the META Course Coordinator.
  • Students participate in an interview with the META Course Coordinator.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Students must be recommended by their Academic Advisor.
  • Special consideration will be made to those who produce work on an independent basis-outside of the classroom experience.