Current students

Course search

Unit details

Return to previous page

ACC301 - Freelancing in the Arts

Offering information:

Not offered 2014, re-offered 2015 subject to approval.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Le Rossignol




Incompatible with:


Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is targeted to emerging freelance artists across the creative arts industry. It aims to develop knowledge of how to get projects developed and supported. It focuses on the artist’s role and responsibility in a freelance environment. Topics include critical analysis of cultural policies and art practice; project management and working with others; career planning and goal setting; ethical and legal considerations for art practitioners; relationships of artists, administrators and audiences. The unit also looks at processes and strategies for developing funding, marketing and promotion; networking; grant applications; and resources for developing professional art projects.


Seminar paper/participation equivalent 500 words 20%

Project application and oral pitch equivalent 2500 words 50%

In-class final exercise equivalent 1000 words 30%

Unit Fee Information

Return to previous page

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007