ACA309 - Creative Careers and Contexts


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course A352, A356, A357 or A359; or A300, A301, D303, D305, D310, D311, D312, D330 or D385 with Major specialisation in Visual Arts or Photography





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1hr class (online) x 5 weeks

3 x 2hr field trips x 3 weeks (weeks 6, 8 and 10)


In this unit, students will be encouraged to reflect upon and analyse the changing roles of artists in society through direct engagement with professional practitioners and workplaces across a range of creative arts disciplines. Students will draw on this knowledge to gain a real world understanding of professional practice and identify opportunities for further employment within the contemporary cultural economy.

Students will learn the appropriate practical, administrative, marketing and self-management skills required to launch and maintain their careers as creative artists in their chosen discipline. They will develop a career development strategy that can be used to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge for a future job application, successful pitch for funding or, development of a self run-project.

Unit Fee Information

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