• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Helen Ennis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Professional Practices aims to provide a basic understanding of the economic and legal framework of the art world; to provide an understanding of the skills necessary for an artist to practise professionally and to introduce resources available to artists to assist their economic survival in the production of art.

ARTV6027 Professional Practices may be offered as a semester-based course or as an intensive.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Compare and critically analyse venue exhibition presentation.
2. Reflect on and discuss their own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course.
3. Use knowledge of the cultural sector in Australia to develop an appropriately targeted package of professional promotional material.
4. Prepare and present a professional artist's portfolio including written material and visual representation.
5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the moral, legal and professional framework of the Art, Craft and Design sector.
6. Research and analyse professional pathways relevant to the student's own practice.

Indicative Assessment

Oral presentation including submission of PowerPoint Slides/presentation notes, 12 minutes (20%) Learning Outcomes 1,2,5
Preliminary research proposal for major assignment, 1000 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 3-6
Artist portfolio and project proposal, 3000 words (40%) Learning Outcomes 3-6
Artist case study, 1000 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 3-6

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Semester delivery:
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Intensive delivery:
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials delivered intensively over 5 days (9am-5pm); and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You cannot enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2027.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4761 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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