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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify issues that relate to a Fine Art professional practice in the art industry, both from a local and global perspective.Ethical practiceCultural competence
2develop a language and models with which to approach your emerging arts practice professionally and as an arts business.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills
3understand exhibition practices and implementationCommunication and social skills
4place their practice within an understanding of the Australian and international art and cultural economyLifelong learningCultural competence
5understand 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.Ethical practice

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.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. develop a language and models with which to approach your emerging arts practice professionally and as an arts business.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. understand exhibition practices and implementation
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. place their practice within an understanding of the Australian and international art and cultural economy
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  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.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour/weekly  (12 Weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour/weekly (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour/weekly (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Presentation60%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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