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ARTS-661Professional Practices (3)
Course Level: Graduate
This course introduces and examines a wide range of strategies for developing a professional practice as a working visual artist. Topics covered include documenting and archiving artwork, preparing submission materials, writing artist statements, grant writing and research, understanding the culture and structure of non-profit and commercial exhibition venues, exploring collaborative exhibition opportunities and strategies, social networking in the field, and online presentation of artwork. Course work includes conception and preparation of curatorial proposals, collective conception and design of the MFA thesis exhibition catalog. Course sessions held off-campus give students the opportunity to meet a diverse group of professionals in the field, including artists, writers, curators, and administrators.