Course Title: Professional practice for artists II

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5830

Course Title: Professional practice for artists II

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6073 - Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator: Peter Westwood

Phone: 9925 4025


Nominal Hours: 36

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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

Details of Learning Activities

Students will collect research, reflections, and appropriate notes pertinent to Professional Practice. This will be formed as a document Portfolio that provides evidence that the student has engaged in the learning and addressed the requirements within the Course. This will demonstrate their professional and personal experiences, and undertakings in relation to Professional Practice.

Students will undertake individual research and attend six formal lectures.

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1
Week 5 to 10:
Attendance at Professional Practice lectures.

Week 18: Assessment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

The Portfolio submitted for assessment will contain residual information, personal research and experiences, as well as notes demonstrating an understanding of professional learning gleaned through lectures and discussions.

For assessment students will also submit an example of a professional gallery proposal, supported by evidence of research into appropriate exhibition spaces for their final exhibition presentation. The gallery proposal will include a short exhibition rational adapted from their Project document, a professional curriculum vitae and professionally documented visual images of the student’s work (presented digitally).

Assessment Matrix

 Not applicable

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