• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Visual Arts, Design Arts, Business Administration, Creative Arts

This course introduces students to the skills, resources and strategies essential to the professional practice of contemporary art and its associated industries. Project management, client–creative professional relationships, fundraising, risk, financial planning, future-proofing, taxation, copyright, work, health and safety will be address in a series of interactive modules. Students will also explore and discuss the strategies with which to combat twenty-first century challenges such as environmental sustainability, the rise of automation and art's role in the global currents of people, services and capital. Assessments allow students to develop a vocational vision for the future, with a special focus on articulating their professional practice goals and achievements in written and oral tasks. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. take autonomous responsibility for their actions and decisions in a vocational context;
  2. work co-operatively and professionally as part of a team, taking a leadership role when required, and constructively contributing to peer learning wherever possible;
  3. position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally;
  4. source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and
  5. interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Artist Profile, 800 words (20) [LO 3,4,5]
  2. Seminar and Handbook, 500 words and 20 min group presentation (40) [LO 2,4,5]
  3. Business Plan, 1500 words (40) [LO 1,3,4]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


Semester delivery:

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising: lectures, seminars, 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 54 units towards an ANU degree, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV6027.

Prescribed Texts

As published on Wattle.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7649 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions