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SCA2002 Arts Business: Making and Managing Your Arts Career

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Creative artists are well-placed to leverage the opportunities offered by disruption, the gig economy and ever-increasing inter-disciplinarily in professional contexts. Navigating an ever-changing commercial, creative and ethical landscape requires entrepreneurial skills and strategies, and an understanding of the nature and practices of the arts sector both nationally and internationally.
Emerging artists and professional community workers must be flexible, adaptable and innovative to build and sustain careers. This course supplements previous courses with knowledge and skill in establishing and sustaining a successful career in the Arts.

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures for researching, planning, managing and promoting their professional arts practice. The course will engage the creative potential of entrepreneurship, leadership and business management as key features of the course in order to prepare emerging artists to plan for their long-term business acumen for a career in the creative arts. Arts students need to be agile and adaptable to create possibilities in a range of diverse opportunities. In this course students will reflect on how their arts practice can align with other professional areas such as health and wellbeing, and the corporate and education sectors.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023