Course Title: Arts Business Level 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5048

Course Title: Arts Business Level 2

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 32.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008,
Term2 2009

Course Contact: Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to apply sound business practice within the legal responsibilities of a self employed art practitioner.
Arts Business Practice is a compulsory course within the second year of the program. The course provides a vocational focus on the arts industry and how a self employed visual artist relates to this industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS648 Arts Business Level 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Set up, use and maintain an effective studio for art practice
2. Describe basic provisions of contract law and how artists are affected by contracts and contract law
3. Describe basic provisions of intellectual property and copyright
4. Describe the basic provisions for artists in our taxation system

Overview of Assessment

Research on exhibition spaces in Melbourne catering for emerging artists