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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Pre-requisites

240 credit points

Co-requisites

Must have completed or be currently enrolled in ARTD3003 - Advanced Studio Practice II

Unit aim

Equips art and design students with some of the key competencies necessary to make the successful transition from art school to professional artistic practice. The unit comprises primarily of talks by a wide spectrum of art industry professionals on issues including: the art market; the gallery circuit; artist-run spaces; entrepreneurship opportunities and public commissions.

Unit content

  • Management of a project, both financial and legal, as it relates to fine artists.
  • Graduate Exhibition and other exhibitions.
  • Developing general business skills and knowledge to thrive as a contemporary artist.
  • Proposal writing in order to exhibit the skills necessary to conceive, plan and carry out an exhibiting practice.
  • Importance of peer groups, networking and social media.
  • How to continue to research and develop your practice away from the support of an art school.
  • Identify issues that relate to a Fine Art professional practice in the art industry, both from a local and global perspective.
  • Develop a language and models with which to approach your emerging arts practice professionally and as an arts business.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify issues that relate to a Fine Art professional practice in the art industry, both from a local and global perspective.
2 develop a language and models with which to approach your emerging arts practice professionally and as an arts business.
3 understand exhibition practices and implementation
4 place their practice within an understanding of the Australian and international art and cultural economy
5 understand the forms of professional practice in fine arts and arts related industry, including development of a professional CV, the ability to write and budget for grant applications and deal with galleries and professional organisations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify issues that relate to a Fine Art professional practice in the art industry, both from a local and global perspective.
  2. develop a language and models with which to approach your emerging arts practice professionally and as an arts business.
  3. understand exhibition practices and implementation
  4. place their practice within an understanding of the Australian and international art and cultural economy
  5. understand the forms of professional practice in fine arts and arts related industry, including development of a professional CV, the ability to write and budget for grant applications and deal with galleries and professional organisations.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.