Professional Practice for Emerging Artists and Designers

This course explores the entrepreneurial aspects of building a professional career in visual art. Through guest lectures, workshops, discussions, and field trips students should gain an understanding of the visual art community in Toronto including commercial galleries, artist-run-centres, museums, and other public institutions.

Topics include: writing proposals for grants, residencies, and exhibitions; documenting, presenting, and marketing work; legal and taxation issues; acquiring studio space and equipment; networking and collaboration.

This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University to offer a wide range of courses for enhancing your career expertise in web, design, photography, analytics, and technology.


Working with your OCAD U Account

As a student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to the OCAD U learning management system, called Canvas. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Login at canvas.ocadu.ca. 

Contact continuingstudies@ocadu.ca for assistance with using your account.

Certificate Options

Many OCAD U courses can be applied towards a certificate. Explore to learn more.

Note that students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U via the APPLY link on the page for the certificate concerned.  

Contact cstudies@unbc.ca for questions concerning certificates available or to confirm your chosen set of courses will qualify.


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the various components that lead to a professional career in visual art
  • Have been exposed to the different professional opportunities and how to engage them
  • Have developed a better understanding of how to document, present and market their work
  • Have developed a better understanding of how to write about your work
  • Have been exposed to practical elements that lead to a sustainable art practice
Location:
Online
Session:
Fall 2021
Date & Time:
10 Nov 2021 to 15 Dec 2021
  • 6 online classroom sessions
Instructor: Price:
$445.00
Registration Deadline:
November 8, 2021

Course Requirements

Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.

Details

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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