Entrepreneurship and Merchandising Elective Curriculum Includes
Skills Students Learn
Students apply the skills and knowledge learned to create merchandise for their targeted audience that can possibly be showcased in YMU Nation.
Students learn how to design merchandise, such as t-shirts, posters, and other items, using graphic design software and other tools.
Manufacturing and Production Skills
Students learn technical skills related to music production software, such as using virtual instruments and loops, recording and editing audio, and mixing and mastering tracks.
Good design requires clear and effective communication of a message. Students learn how to visually communicate ideas and concepts through the use of typography, color, and imagery.
Financial and Budgeting Skills
Students learn how to manage finances and budget for a merchandising campaign, including cost analysis and revenue forecasting.
Introduction to T-Shirt Design
Overview of T-Shirt Design
Introduction to different graphic design software and tools
Basic navigation of T-Shirt Design software
Understanding Colors and Shapes
Techniques for understanding colors and shapes in design
Introduction to basic design concepts, such as color theory and composition
Analyzing different T-Shirt designs with a focus on colors and shapes
Creating T-Shirt Designs
Techniques for creating T-Shirt Designs using digital software
Introduction to basic design concepts, such as typography and graphic design
Editing and refining designs
Techniques for editing and refining T-Shirt designs in digital software
Understanding how to use layers and effects
Introduction to basic design editing concepts, such as resizing and cropping
These are just some of the elements your child can experience in YMU Nation!
Students participating in YMU Nation learn about entrepreneurship, music merchandising, what it takes to operate an online store, and how to design and market merchandise for your target audience.
YMU gave David important foundational skills in all instruments. His mom and I were aware of his fascination to play piano. But it was with YMU where David first sang publicly, which showed us his singing voice and his love of live performance. While enrolled at YMU, David picked up his first drumsticks, bass guitar, and electric guitar, setting the stage for years of education at YMU and elsewhere on all of those instruments, as well as several others. It is safe to say that without The Young Musician's University, much of David's potential would not have been identified and he would not be the musician he is today.
Dean, YMU Parent