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Unit description

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Two (2) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Lecture on-site One (1) Hour Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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