Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice for Fine Art

Through lectures, workshops and presentations by professional artists and practical assignments, students will learn the basics of entrepreneurship. They will be mentored in the creation of a personal entrepreneurial plan for their own careers. The objective of the course is to provide students with a concrete plan for creating a job for themselves and covers relevant topics such as business financing, risk & return in the creative industry, international opportunities, and professional ethics. Students will learn basic bookkeeping; business protocols; the pricing, estimating and invoicing of assignments; and how to protect their copyright. Students will also learn how to design a portfolio for various markets, and present themselves in those markets.