The Artist Resource Center (ARC) develops courses with practical nuts and bolts content relating to contemporary practices and entrepreneurship. These courses are geared towards equipping you with the skills necessary to becoming a successful professional.
Artist at Work
Instructor: Susan J. Belton (graduate and undergraduate)
This semester-based course focuses on the art world and one's location in it. It examines the diverse arts ecosystem and teaches students about the navigational opportunities and challenges that exist between artists and collectors, funders, curators, cultural institutions and other non-art communities. Guest speakers both illuminate and demystify these navigational pathways and give students opportunities to practice professional speaking and presentation. Hands-on class assignments and projects are pragmatic and experiential, such as student-driven "pop-up" exhibitions, drawing on skills of self-organization, promotion and presentation.
Graduate Professional Practices Seminar
Instructor: Jeannie Simms
This semester-based course, offered to graduate students only, is structured around a selection of accomplished, high profile, national and international practicing contemporary curators, administrators, artists, teachers, residency directors and organizers who deliver public lectures and interact with graduate students during class time. The class functions as a breeding ground for doing significant things in the worldlocally and globallyhelping students choose sites of interest and logical career choices and professional paths. Curriculum also addresses practical and philosophical questions around students' work relating to artists' ethos, audience, studio practice, community, tracing lineages and influences, art markets and art world/s. Download the schedule
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Creative Futures: Business Essentials for Artists
(open to all students)
Instructor: Nadeem Mazen
This semester-based course is an experiential, hands-on introduction to art and business. Content is delivered both in class and off-site with guest speakers, readings, assignments and projects to equip students with new skills that are applied to real-world business scenarios. The goal is to prepare students to be self-reliant and resilient after school, helping them to access their innate abilities to vision and problem-solve with the goal of developing projects with real-world applications. Students leave the course able to both identify and create opportunities to generate income, work as part of a team, and enjoy self-fulfillment and financial success.
Marketing for Creatives (through Continuing Education)
Instructor: Inge Milde
Marketing for Creatives is a workshop tailored for the fundamental marketing needs of art-entrepreneurs. Topics covered will include: understanding your audience, positioning, differentiation, and pricing strategies. We'll also explore various advertising, PR and promotion strategiesboth online and off. The workshop will be very interactive and you will leave with the start of a marketing plan.