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Fine Arts Professional Practice prepares postgraduate students for professional practice as artists (or as arts-related professionals).
The course provides an overview of professional practice in Australia, including such topics as: the arts infrastructure and 'industries'; arts and cultural policy and funding; legal and commercial frameworks; professional ethics; intellectual property and copyright; service organisations, unions and professional organisations.

The course also introduces Master of Art students to some of the skills needed for establishing professional practice, including: small business organisation and management; taxation, finance and accounting; planning, marketing and promotion; preparation of applications (for grants, studios, scholarships), submissions (exhibitions, projects), documentations of work, and curriculum vitae.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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