Course Title: Art Business Practice Level 3

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: BUSM5237

Course Title: Art Business Practice Level 3

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Allan

+61 3 9925 4030

Nominal Hours: 32

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to identify the policies and philosophies of potential clients including, commercial galleries, commissioning agencies and art & craft management committees.
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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS649 Art Business Practice Level 3

Learning Outcomes

1. Recognise and examine the relationship between artists and their market place
2. Writing a curriculum vitae and submitting an exhibition proposal
3. Source funding and make applications and submissions for grants and funding
4. Describe the relationship between the artist and various types of galleries

Details of Learning Activities

This course will  provide you with the research and business planning skills to initiate and develop yourself as a self employed artist. Classes are run over a 18 week semester and you will engage in lectures, class discussions, individual tuition to achieve outlined learning outcomes.

Teaching Schedule

Classes are run over a 18 week semester. In the first 10 weeks of the course you will attend class lectures. In weeks 10-18 you will work independently to complete assessment taks and attend scheduled tutorials.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Grant, Daniel ‘The Business of being an Artist
Simpson, Shane ‘The Visual Arts and the Law’
Stokes, James F. ‘Earning a Living in the Visual Arts & Crafts in Australia’.

Arts Victoria
Arts Hub
Arts Law Centre of Aust.
Australia Council
Australian Business Arts Foundation,The
Australian Commercial Galleries Assoc.
Australian Copyright Council
Craft Australia
Commonwealth Dept of Communications
(National Association for the Visual Arts)

Overview of Assessment

Written exhibition proposal for either a one or two person show

Assessment Tasks

Presentation of an exhibtion proposal in one of the galleries researched from Arts Business Practice Level 2.

Assessment Matrix

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