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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

2DPA428 Professional Practices 3cr.

Professional Practices will provide you with tools, resources, and experience that will help
you to continue making your work outside of an institution. With this established as the most
important aspect of being a professional artist, the seminar will provide a body of practical
information to support your art making. The course is organized around a series of topics accompanied by workshops, discussions, informal presentations,
readings, and field trips. Throughout the semester, we will have the opportunity to meet and
interview a range of art professionals, including curators and gallerists, graduate students, and other artists.

By the end of the course, you will have compiled your professional materials – CV, images, and artist statement. Topics covered include talking /writing about your work, studio space, studio visits, making / maintaining professional connections, documenting your work, applications for grants / residencies / graduate school, online presence, jobs, finances, exhibiting your work, artist peers, collaboration, curating / pop-up shows, and more.[Formerly titled Senior Seminar]

Undergraduate Elective
Fall and Spring