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Professional Perspectives (FINA70008)

Graduate coursework level 7Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 7
Subject codeFINA70008
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Professional Perspectives is a Professional Development Seminar. Areas to be considered include various aspects of proposal writing, professional exhibition models, professional documentation of artwork, ethical conduct/public liability, intellectual property, curatorial /museum sector questions, community involvement and small business regimes appropriate to professional visual artists.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject will enable students to:

• develop an understanding of the professional and institutional practices that comprise the contemporary art profession;

• demonstrate through critical writing and discussion the capacity to articulate judgements and opinions that reflect an understanding of the field;

• engage professionally within the institutional context of contemporary art.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will:

• have developed an understanding of the mechanisms for writing a grant or other proposal;

• have developed an understanding of the functions of a contemporary art curator;

• have developed an understanding of the functions of contemporary art gallery spaces including public sector and commercial galleries and other structures such as experimental and artist run initiatives and projects;

• have developed an understanding of ethical and copyright issues as these have a bearing on professional art practice;

• have developed an understanding of the mechanisms running a contemporary art practice.

Last updated: 20 August 2019