Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

ART 3300 - Professional Practice for the Visual Artist

Credits: 4

This course focuses on career preparation and development for visual artists. It presents a wide variety of professional tools and business skills including subjects such as writing cover letters, statements and proposals, formatting standards for artist CVs/Resumes, building a professional website, and professional goal setting. The course also provides insight into cultivating relationships with galleries, museums and alternative spaces; self-initiated projects and exhibitions; networking and public relations; applying for grants and residencies; applying for internships, jobs and graduate schools; and locating helpful resources. Students will also learn how to effectively utilize the O’Brien Center for Career Development as a vital resource during their time at Merrimack. Through professor led lectures, assignments, practical exercises, guest speakers, field trips, and studio visits with professional artists, students will gain the practical skills and contextual insight needed to navigate the professional artworld. 

Prerequisite(s): ART 2250