Course Title: Professional practice for artists II

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6073

Course Title: Professional practice for artists II

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 36.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008,
Term1 2009

Course Contact: Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers business issues that affect the artist and the arts industry, and personal professional practice.
The course includes talks, lectures and presentations relating to: the marketplace and its relevance to artists; identifying resources and financial assistance for artists; identifying and discussing aspects of running a small arts industry organization; and developing an awareness of legal issues for artists.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

5499BB Professional practice for artists II

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the marketplace and its relevance to the artist
2. Identify sources of financial assistance to artists
3. Identify and complete project proposals
4. Select and evaluate contracts and agreements relevant to specific arts situations and complete a standard contract
5. Identify and discuss aspects of organising and running a small arts industry business

Overview of Assessment

Prepare an exhibition proposal
Present a grant or project proposal
Classroom exercises