May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 4600 - Professional Practice

Credits: 3

This senior-level course aligns with Fine Art industry standards and professional experience to prepare students with essential knowledge and practical strategies necessary to effectively seek out venues for their own art. This includes gallery representation, co-operative and alternate spaces, commissions, government grants, competitions, residencies and graduate schools. The class visits area artists’ studios, galleries, art centers, and museums. Students are exposed to working professionals such as artists, art administrators, gallery directors, and museum curators. Students will also learn how to properly display, store, and ship art using sound archive methods. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have created professional-grade portfolio materials and an online presence, which includes an artist statement, resume, and documentation of artwork. Students use their portfolios to submit applications to exhibitions, residency programs, grants, and graduate schools.

Prerequisites: Completion of 60+ credits

Corequisites: ART 3001 - Junior Portfolio Review  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Create professional portfolio materials reflecting fine art career goals.
  • Examine a variety of art institutions and professional opportunities.

ART 4600 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  


Required Textbooks:
ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (+ Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career - ISBN: 9781416572336
Required Course Materials:
Studio project materials based on individual needs. Please plan for $150 in supplies.

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