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A Study on Arts Entrepreneurship Curricula in Dance Departments in South Korea

Na Kyung-Ah 1 Seok Jin Han 2

1한국예술종합학교
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ABSTRACT

Dance graduates are more likely to become self-employed or undertake freelance work. Therefore, they need to understand the market and to develop necessary management and organization skills for planning, fundraising, application writing, promoting and touring. Also, professional dancers face relatively short performance careers due to the intense physical demand and may have to prepare for career transition and to develop a second career. Reflecting upon the characteristics of employment within the dance world and dancers’ career, this paper argues that dance departments in higher education have to provide entrepreneurship curricula for dance students who need to improve not only abilities to perform and choreograph but also entrepreneurial skills for a successful and sustainable career in the sector. This research analyzes current curricula of most dance departments in Korea, focusing on what their entrepreneurship-related programs consist of and how they run the programs.

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