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Course Description

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will:

  • 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

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

Recommended Prerequisites

 BFA or equivalent experience.
 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Professional Practice for Emerging Artists and Designers
Type
Online
Dates
Jan 21, 2021 to Feb 25, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.