Transfer Student Combines Art with Business

Lindsay Doyle is taking part in two unique UMKC programs to help turn her passion into a business
Lindsay Doyle smiles at the camera while seated in front of a canvas

Lindsay Doyle is a senior studying studio art with an art entrepreneurship certificate. She is also in E-Scholars, a Henry W. Bloch School of Management program, which helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses. After graduation, Doyle plans to teach K-12 art and run her jewelry business. And here’s what she had to say about being a Roo.

Name: Lindsay Doyle
Anticipated graduation year: Summer ‘22
UMKC degree program: Studio Art B.A., Art Entrepreneurship Certificate
Hometown: Torrance, CA

Why did you choose UMKC?
I moved here a year ago and I wanted to finish my degree, so I transferred to UMKC. I thought it was the best school in the area for me. The art program here is really great and the instructors are very knowledgeable.


Doyle and a graduate assistant looking at a canvas and smiling
Doyle receives feedback on her painting from a graduate assistant.
What have you enjoyed most about your experience at UMKC?

I like the support. Especially in the art department, I just feel very encouraged to pursue my passions.

What are the benefits of the program?

I like how the Bloch School of Management has an arts entrepreneurship program, which bridges the business side and the art side together so I can form a business. There’s a lot of opportunities here and there’s great leadership.

A close up of enameled earrings Doyle made
Doyle is starting an enameled jewelry business, with help from the E-Scholars program.
You mentioned you’re also in the E-Scholars program, do you want to start a business?

That’s what we’re doing right now-from start to finish. I’m starting an enameling jewelry business. It’s going to be mostly online, selling at makers fairs, stuff like that.

What does it mean to you to have support from professors?

It’s really encouraging and a confidence builder. It’s great to have someone steer you in a direction they think would be best for you.

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