2DPA428 Professional Practices 3cr.
Professional Practices provides tools, resources, and experience that will help students to continue making work outside of an institution. With this established as the most important aspect of being a professional artist, the seminar provides a body of practical information to support art making. The course is organized around a series of topics accompanied by workshops, discussions, informal presentations, readings, and field trips. Throughout the semester, students are granted 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, students compile professional materials – CV, images, and artist statement. Topics covered include talking/writing about your work, studio space, studio visits, making/maintaining professional connections, documenting 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]
Fall and Spring