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ACI304 - Folio and Professional Presentation

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250


Unit chair:

Wendy Beatty


7 units from: (ACI101, ACI102, ACI103, ACI201, ACI202, ACI203, ACI205, ACM101, ACM102, ACM103, ACM203, ACM202, ACM207, ACM205), and

1 unit from: (ACI204, ACM333 or ACM204)


Any one unit from ACI301, ACI302, ACM328, ACM335 

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


Students will explore a range of solutions for the development and presentation of a portfolio of their work. These will include print, books style formats and virtual portfolios, CV and ancillary support material. Other issues explored will include curating and thematic groupings, sequence and series, editing, marketing and promotion, assessing target audience and requirements, working with galleries and curators, image banks and archives, self-promotion, developing a sense of style and defining the creative self as distinct. This unit will also consider various pathways to employment and professional practice including commercial and fine arts industries, working as a solo creative practitioner, studio and artist-run spaces and cooperatives, community arts and funding bodies, national and global opportunities, competitions and professional associations.

Students will prepare a major portfolio and other promotional material for a professional public presentation (Ex 3: the Professional Practice Exposition) event to be held in a gallery or presentation centre in the Melbourne CBD in which various representatives from photographic industries including commercial studio, fine art curators, artists cooperatives, media and funding bodies, colleagues, friends and relatives will be invited to attend. 


Career Pathways Research, 20%, 1600 words equivalent

Extending the vision: creative series project, 20%, 1600 words equivalent

Professional Practice Exposition, 60%, 4800 words equivalent

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