Course Title: Plan a career in the creative arts industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4311 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Title: Plan a career in the creative arts industry

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate career opportunities in the creative arts industry, including personal skills analysis and portfolio development. 

This course identifies opportunities to assist in developing you as an artist. The course provided an overview of the arts industry, it allows for peer discussions and networking opportunities.

This course is delivered in conjunction with CUVPRP404A Develop self as artist and CUVPRP304A Participate in collaborative creative projects.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry


1. Build industry networks

2. Develop a career plan

3. Develop a skills portfolio

Learning Outcomes

 On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Acquired network and industry resources
  • An awareness of a range of professional opportunities and career relationships in the arts industry
  • Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice.

  In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • A professional rapport with industry
  • Experimenting with technology and techniques
  • Expanded knowledge of the arts industry.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of tasks that demonstrate your understanding of creative arts practice and industry requirements.