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At Columbus College of Art & Design, you’ll master business and entrepreneurial skills in a way that complements your creative practice, positioning you for success. 


Plus, our favorite art and design tools, professors, and study break spots.


Legal Doodling

It helps to have an amateur cartoonist teach a class on business law, especially if that amateur cartoonist also happens to be an attorney who works extensively with contract negotiations, employment law issues, intellectual property issues, and business structures — all things you’ll need to know as your career gets off the ground. Through scavenger hunts in the library and creative doodles that explain complex legal topics, CCAD’s business law class will stick with you long after you graduate and move on to not-so-amateur doodles.


Change the World for Good

Artists and designers like you are poised to change the world through social enterprise. When you leverage your creative know-how with business tools, you’ll be unstoppable — and that’s where Business of Art for Social Change comes in. In this class, you’ll partner with members of the Columbus social enterprise community through a weekend-long GiveBackHack event that sees you build entrepreneurial skills with a social awareness twist.



Negotiating with LEGOs

Not every accounting class uses LEGO bricks for budgeting and accounting exercises. But they all probably should. In Freelance Finance, you’ll use materials like LEGO bricks to learn how to master budgeting, cash flow, taxes, and pricing. And if you can value a one-of-a-kind LEGO creation and explain the value to a skeptical classmate, negotiating with a client will be a breeze.


Affordable Luxuries

It’s no secret that Columbus is an inexpensive city. It’s that affordability — along with amenities and cultural resources — that makes it a great place to be. But the financial literacy skills you’ll master in the Business & Entrepreneurship program will help you be (financially) successful no matter where you end up. Whether you’re interested in running a creative business or living the freelance life, you’ll develop financial wellness that goes far beyond budgeting.


Manatee Petting Zoo

You’ve probably seen Shark Tank. You may have even given your own Shark Tank-style business pitch. At CCAD, our Shark Tank is more like a manatee petting zoo. At least that’s how community partner SunDown RunDown describes the event, which provides a supportive environment for you to unveil your great ideas. You’ll meet with investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors from around Columbus who are eager to hear what you’ve come up with — and support will come from the city as a whole, not just the classroom. 


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Department Head of Business & Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor, CORE Liberal Arts: Business & Entrepreneurship

Department Head of Business & Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor, CORE Liberal Arts: Business & Entrepreneurship

Elaine Grogan Luttrull builds financial literacy in creative individuals in CORE Leadership, business, and professional classes at CCAD, and via Minerva Financial Arts, a company the CPA founded in 2009. Luttrull is the author of Arts & Numbers, and her presentations have been featured nationally by the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Theatre Communication Group, the Lark Play Development Center, the Ohio Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Council, the Juilliard School, and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Adjunct Instructor, Advertising & Graphic Design and CORE Liberal Arts: Business & Entrepreneurship

Adjunct Instructor, Advertising & Graphic Design and CORE Liberal Arts: Business & Entrepreneurship

Andrew Havens brings together different pieces of the marketing picture — detail and strategy, creativity and business, design, and words. A 20-year veteran of retail marketing, business-to-business, and the nonprofit sector, Havens is the co-author of Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World, a book-length research report on the use of social networking and social media among librarians and the general population.


  • MACC in Accountancy and Tax, University of Missouri
  • BS in Accounting, University of Missouri
  • BSBA in Economics, University of Missouri

Current Practice

With Minerva Financial Arts, I lead hands-on workshops for arts organizations as well as work one-on-one with artists. I also write regularly for Professional Artist magazine, and my 2013 book Arts & Numbers is used as a financial guide at a number of colleges and universities across the country.

On Columbus

I love the Short North and the Metro Parks, as well as the Dublin Arts Council’s free summertime concert series, Sundays at Scioto.


I’m inspired by the passion of the artists I work with and am driven by helping them develop financial strategies that provide them greater creative freedom.

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  • BA in English Literature and Writing, Cornell University

Current Practice

I’m the Content Marketing Manager for OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center — a global, non-profit library cooperative. 

On Columbus

I moved to Columbus from Boston in 1991 because, while visiting, I fell in love with how friendly the people here are.


I am inspired by the delightfully terrifying tension of chaos and order. 

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