|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Professional artists need a broad knowledge of museums, commercial galleries, artist-run initiatives and arts business models. The aim of this course is to develop students’ awareness of a variety of arts industry professions and practices that are an extension of artistic practice. This course is an industry development course that will expand the student’s knowledge and skills and personal development in the arts industry through traditional and non-traditional professions, with a focus on managerial skills and entrepreneurship. This is integral to working towards a career in a varied range of art professions.
The course develops the student's awareness and knowledge of the variety of industry activities that are concerned with creative and cultural industries. This course will look at the differences between museums, commercial galleries, artist-run galleries, government arts organisations, public art activities and the types of curatorial, managerial and professional roles these entail. It will discuss the various innovative approaches artists have taken to grow their own small arts businesses through their work expanding in a variety of alternative industry areas. Students will be encouraged to form evidence based decisions of the various approaches to the arts industry through a personalised and entrepreneurial approach.