Tania Blanich, Director of the Rourke Art Gallery Museum, spoke this week to students in ART 480 Professional Practices about how to approach and work with galleries as an emerging artist. She is one of a number of guest speakers who bring their expertise to this career preparation course each semester.
Professional Practices is a required course for students enrolled in the BFA with a studio emphasis. What many BA students do not know is that they may take the course as an elective. The course covers many key areas of professional art practice–including writing resumes, press releases, and grants; creating a business card, promotional photographs, and digital images of artwork; setting up a website, LinkedIn site, and blog; taxes and bookkeeping; copyright and legal issues; and much more. The course fills early, so early registration is recommended to secure your seat for spring–especially if you are planning to graduate in May.